Equipment Needed

EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO APPLY LEECHES

  • Jar of leeches in distilled, non-chlorinated or bottled water containing HIRUDO salt.
  • Container with a small amount of alcohol for placing leeches after they have been used.

    NOTE: To prevent cross contamination, used leeches must never be put with unused leeches.
  • Disposable bottle of sterile water.
  • Packet of gauze swabs.
  • Scissors and non-toothed forceps.
  • Small "Op-Site" dressing (optional).
  • 5cc plastic syringe.