Doselock is a device that locks onto the plunger of standard 30ml and 50ml syringes and allows a precise dose to be administered from the syringe. This enables intravenous bolus chemotherapy to be supplied as out-sourced pre-filled syringes using a much smaller range of products to support dose banding.
The number of syringes required for administration or stock holding is reduced and the potential cost savings this releases more than compensate for the cost of the devices.
The introduction of Doselock could enable all chemotherapy units even those with a relatively small turnover to use out-sourced pre-filled syringes to deliver common chemotherapy regimens (e.g. FEC and CHOP) with minimal wastage, making this an economically viable approach whilst releasing capacity from within existing services.
Potential savings across EMCN are at least £50,000.