Date Published

December 22, 2017

Updated For

ALS PCS Version ALS PCS Version 5.2


Question: Can we draw up D10 in a 50cc syringe and administer it that way instead of going through the Buretrol?


 Pushing D10 via syringe is an acceptable practice. The Buretrol acts as a safety device to prevent larger volumes of fluids being inadvertently infused into children. It can also be utilized to deliver a specific volume of fluid (in this case D10). Using a syringe to push D10 is the same mechanics as a Buretrol, only can be given quicker which is of no concern. Medical council supports either method to deliver D10 and encourages paramedic judgment based on resources and equipment available, patient and scene characteristics and paramedic comfort with one method versus the other.



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