Terry had a PEG tube fitted two weeks ago - spent 7 days in hospital- 3 of them on fluids only for hydration before the feed regime was commenced. I am now tasked with administering the feed plus 11 medications. My problem is the syringes issued for use: they 'stick' after being used several times during the day and I find them extremely difficult to loosen (have a touch of arthritis in my hands). Have been issued with one per week - has anyone else encountered the same problem and found a solution?
I understand that due to EU regulations there is at present only one manufacturer supplying the ENfit syringes to the nhs