Syringe Psi

  1. 0 I thought that the bigger the syringe, the less the psi. I was flushing a line and was told to get a smaller syringe, that the bigger syringe would blow the vein. I was using a 10 cc syringe, and they told me that I needed a 1 or 3 cc syringe. Which is correct?
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  3. Visit  cheryld profile page

    About cheryld

    51 Years Old; Joined Mar '05; Posts: 1.

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  4. Visit  DelightRN profile page
    You are correct. The smaller syringes have greater pressure.
  5. Visit  Gail-Anne profile page
    Yup, bigger syringe, less psi. That's why PICCs are only handled with 10cc or larger syringe.
    If someone you work with needs an analogy, get them to think about the psi in their car tire as compared to their bike tire!

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