The syringe transfer takes place while the patient is supine and finds it difficult to see under their chin. It enables the operator and assistant to transfer the anesthetic syringe safely; thus, avoiding undue patient stress. This transfer also occurs within the transfer zone.
This transfer requires that the assistant and operator plan the technique to avoid the potential of a needle stick. Often the operator prefers to transfer the instrument behind the patient. This area is outside the transfer zone, causing the assistant to use a Class V movement and violate safe transfer. This transfer can be adapted to the use of wand type anesthesia very effectively. Care should be taken that the base unit is located nearby the assistant for easy access. Using a traditional anesthetic syringe, the following steps may be followed:
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