Photo:

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Description:

The star syringe is designed so that after the syringe's first use, any attempt to reuse it causes the plunger handle to break off. This insures that it is not used a second time.

Categories:

Mistake-proofing category: Mistake prevention
Setting function: Grouping and counting,
Regulatory function: Shutdown
Source: Off-the-shelf

Links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmsyuPUS-EM
http://www.ted.com/talks/marc_koska_the_devastating_toll_of_syringe_reuse.html

Secondary Problems (side effects, weakness or concerns) with this example:

Literature:

Sources of Supply:

http://www.starsyringe.com/home.html

See also:

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