Insulin Syringe, 'Everett', 2 ml
Accession #: 2008240
Description: New, in box labelled 'The New Everett' and , 'DRUG TARIFF COMPLETE WITH 2 NEEDLES'. BS 1619, INSULIN 20 units = 1ml 40 units = 2 ml.'
This refers to U100 Insulin for which the relevant syringe Standard was BS1619-2.
Dimensions: 105 x 15 mm.
NOTE: Professor Tom Hayes (Cardiff) writes: "...remember that insulin used to come in 3 concentrations, 20, 40 or 80 units per ml and most insulin syringes were marked for the 20 units per ml strength and the patient had to be taught how to calculate the correct dose. It was a constant issue in diabetic clinics up to the introduction of 100 units per ml insulin and new syringes marked specifically for this purpose. This happened around 40 years ago – at the same time that S4C started since I remember having to talk on BBC Wales about the change."
BS1619-1 (1962) 'Re-usable hypodermic syringes for insulin injection. Specification for syringes for use with insulin of strengths 20, 40 and 80 units per millilitre' WITHDRAWN>
BS 1619-2 (1988) 'Re-usable hypodermic syringes for insulin injection. Specification for syringes for use with insulin of strength 100 units per millilitre' refers to U100 insulin