sharps container

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sharps con·tain·er

(shahrps kŏn-tān'ĕr)
A puncture-resistant and leak-proof container with a one-way top used to dispose of sharps.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

sharps con·tain·er

(shahrps kŏn-tān'ĕr)
A puncture-resistant and leak-proof container with a one-way top used to dispose of sharps.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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It also still features a ban on public urination or defecation, the discarding of hypodermic needles anywhere other than a sharps bin, or putting up a tent or 'other temporary structure' that could attract vermin, or be likely to create a health and safety risk.
"The sharps bin, used by drug addicts for their hypodermic needles, had been broken into and the used needles were all over the floor.
In Group A, the most commonly identified individual hazards were "sharps bin is overflowing" and "urine on the floor," with 12 correct identifications each, (Table 1).
"When we arrived the hotel had already put an IV pole, medical trolley and sharps bin in our room for Carrie's TPN and injections, and the staff helped us get the ridiculous amount of medical boxes and bags up to the room and then help get Carrie round a very steep and scary hill to the accessible entrance."
The rates of using waste basket and sharps bin for the disposal of the bands, brackets, and archwires removed from the patients during or after treatment were 40.8% and 50.8%, respectively.
"I luckily managed to find council workers with a sharps bin. I wouldn't have known where to dispose of it if I hadn't found them!" Apart from the danger of physical injury from used needles, there are also risks associated with blood borne diseases.
"At around 4.30am, she was leaving the side room when she knocked into a sharps bin as she made her way to the reception area.
And a HIV infected needle can and should be disposed of in a sharps bin the same as every other used needle.
With reposables, the nurse simply throws the tip into the sharps bin as red bag waste, which is a familiar and seamless adoption process.