In aged care facilities or in homes visits by nurses and doctors, glass ampoules are often opened to administer injectable medications to patients.
Nurses and doctors in aged care environments aim to give the best care possible. They often use sophisticated equipment to perform highly specialized tasks that call for their utmost attention. While very rewarding, this career can also be stressful. One unnecessary stress that comes with aged care treatment is opening glass ampoules.
With all the technology available for patient care, nurses and doctors are still opening glass ampoules by hand. They can open anywhere from three to hundreds of glass ampoules in a given day – all the while risking ampoule breakage and sharps injuries.
Even with recently introduced ampoule breakers, health care practitioners still have to hold the ampoule’s body in one hand. With such opening techniques, many caregivers have experienced the horror stories of glass ampoules shattering in their palms.
Whether through personal experience or secondhand stories, these incidents create anxiety and hesitancy when it comes to opening glass ampoules. This does not need to occur. There is now an easier and safer way to open glass ampoules.
How can you avoid sharps injuries?
Our line of ampoule openers makes it easy, quick, and completely safe to open glass ampoules any time. AO Ampoule Opener and AO+ Ampoule Opener have an impressive array of features (click here to see a full competitive comparison).
- Completely eliminate injuries from broken glass
- Reduce unnecessary exposure to ampoule contents and drugs
- Avoid the risk of spillage
- Enable easy tracking of ampoules and syringes
- Radically limit needle stick injury when changing needles or when extracting drugs from an ampoule
The AO and AO+ give healthcare providers total peace of mind by offering complete protection from sharps injuries when working with glass ampoules.
If you would like to get a sense of how our openers function, click on any of the videos on the right to view the aspects of safety in our designs. Go to the video section at top of home page for longer versions of the videos for greater details.