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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Self-sheathing needle products must be disposed in a sharps container. Duct tape may be used to secure a sharps container lid, but tape is not acceptable if it serves as the lid itself.
The amount of discarded rubbish and detritus removed from the canal towpath, and bankside undergrowth was quite staggering, seven shopping trolleys, a mattress, shoes and discarded clothes, but by far the biggest of the 70-plus sacks filled, was with empty plastic bottles, beer and pop cans, and a sharps container was filled with needles and drug paraphernalia.
Seven shopping trolleys, a mattress, shoes and discarded clothes, but by far the biggest of the 70-plus sacks filled was with empty plastic bottles and beer and pop cans, and a Sharps container was filled with needles and drug paraphernalia.
While reaching for a tissue near the phlebotomy chair, Pat accidentally knocked the sharps container over spilling some of its contents.
Since Victoria teaches high school, she uses a sharps container to dispose of any sharp materials.
Drug diversion happens at alarming rates in a vast array of forms, from the nurse who squirts leftover injectable drugs in a water bottle to the night custodian who secretly reclaims partially filled syringes from the red sharps container. When drugs are not properly discarded, they can always be accessed at a later time.
Less than half (48%) of sharps containers were appropriately placed within arm's length of health care worker; however, most needles (83%) were still placed in a sharps container immediately after use.
The sharps container must be kept in a separate "dirty" compartment or a designated sharps container pouch.
The fully-loaded deluxe Titan model includes an antimicrobial top work surface, a phlebotomy tray, a pen holder, a disinfecting wipes dispenser bracket, a locking drawer unit, a sharps container with bracket, and a glove box holder.
The exclusive dual-purpose package combines premiumquality needles and an approved sharps container in one system.