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- by faitdog Jun 6, '11Hi all, completely new to the forum. I'm just wondering what everyone does to warm the syringe used for gavage feedings. Looking forward to your responses!
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- Jun 6, '11 by NICURN29We use a lukewarm water bath.
- Jun 6, '11 by umcRN
- Jun 6, '11 by faitdogQuote from NICURN29But are you sticking the syringe directly into the water bath? And what are you using to hold the water?We use a lukewarm water bath.
- Jun 6, '11 by dragonfly55we use a small plastic bag to hold the syringe, this is placed into a styrofoam cup with warm water
it works but is not very environmentally friendly..
- Jun 6, '11 by littleneoRNWe use warm water in a 1 L graduated cylinder. (You know, what you'd empty an adult Foley into?) Don't worry, we don't use the same one as for the Foley! They have a dedicated one for warming feeds, changed weekly. We keep the syringe in the sleeve it came in while warming.
- Jun 7, '11 by Love_2_LearnWe use the Medela waterless breast milk warmers. They also can turn frozen milk into thawed milk or warm milk depending on what you want. It holds bottles and syringes of all sizes. We really like them a lot.
- Jun 9, '11 by ToughingItOutWe use the same graduated cylinders with a glove over the syringe...yeah...I'm not convinced it's the best, but it's probably the cheapest.
- Jun 10, '11 by nicu4meStyrofoam (sp?) cups changed QD, with the syringe cap on and place back in the wrapper or in a glove. We tried the penguin system and the medela. Those bags are expensive and the other took too long to warm up. We have to have something over the end d/t crypto (? some micro bacteria in our water/sink) Or if its a trophic put it in the giraffe while Im doing my assessment.
- Jun 11, '11 by BobbkatWe warm them in a plastic ziploc bag placed in a warm water bath in one of those pink patient water pitchers.