HELP! Enfit - Vesco brand - tips/tricks with implementation

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Heidi Ault
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HELP! Enfit - Vesco brand - tips/tricks with implementation

We are transitioning to the Vesco brand of Enfit syringes in our health system and would like some insight into what other hospitals have done. Specifically, these are some questions:

1. When drawing up medication in the syringes and the cap is placed, the plunger moves back about 0.5 ml. What have institutions done to compensate?
2. To avoid air bubbles when drawing up from a medicine cup, is tapping the syringes on counters the only way to avoid this issue?
3. When drawing up for example IV Dexamethasone for oral use, we use a needle and syringe and then transfer into oral syringe. What do you do when using Enfit?
4. With the smaller Vesco syringes (0.5 and 1 ml), the plunger moves back significantly with the cap on. What is the remedy for this? We have Peds and NICU kiddos this would effect.

Thanks for any and all information.