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sharps

any needles, scalpels, or other articles that could cause wounds or punctures to personnel handling them. See also needlestick injuries.
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Sharps container

'sharps'

Infection control Sharp objects–eg, needles, syringes with needles, scalpels, blades, disposable scissors, suture equipment, stylets, and trocars, broken test tubes, and glass that may contain human blood, fluids and tissues with pathogens. See Biohazardous waste, Contaminated sharps, Needle-stick injuries, Regulated waste.

sharps

(shahrps)
Medical instruments that are sharp or may produce sharp pieces. Should be disposed of in a biohazard sharps container.
See also: blood culture, needlestick

sharps

(shahrps)
Medical instruments that are sharp or may produce sharp pieces; should be disposed of in a biohazard sharps container.

sharps,

n.pl any needles, scalpels, wires, endodontic files, or other articles that could cause wounds or punctures to personnel handing them.

sharps

1. needles, scalpel blades, broken ampoules; anything in a hospital or clinic which has been used on patients, and which may be contaminated with infectious material; to be discarded into special containers for disposal without any risk to disposal personnel.
2. see calkins.
References in classic literature ?
The Tin Woodman began to use his axe at once, and, just as the two Kalidahs were nearly across, the tree fell with a crash into the gulf, carrying the ugly, snarling brutes with it, and both were dashed to pieces on the sharp rocks at the bottom.
So it is," remarked the Scarecrow, "and it means a tedious climb over those sharp rocks if we can't use this passage.
From this hole, as Jerry trotted past in response to a call from the skipper, the wild-dog sprang, scratched his sharp puppy-teeth into Jerry's yellow-velvet hide, and scuttled back into his lair.
The porcupine rolled itself into a ball, radiating long, sharp needles in all directions that defied attack.
Had the porcupine been entirely unrolled, or had it not discovered its enemy a fraction of a second before the blow was struck, the paw would have escaped unscathed; but a side-flick of the tail sank sharp quills into it as it was withdrawn.
Mac's fault," and Phebe told the sad tale in a few sharp words, for she felt at war with the entire race of boys at that moment.
I try to bear it, but it's so sharp I can't help crying.
That should give them heart," said Sir Nigel, eyeing the galleys, which crept along on either side, with a slow, measured swing of their great oars, the water swirling and foaming under their sharp stems.
Good morning, ma'am," said Billina, in her sharp voice.
The sky was sharp and blue; the snow diamonds sparkled insistently; the stark trees were bare and shameless, with a kind of brazen beauty; the hills shot assaulting lances of crystal.
For Becky Sharp," answered Jemima, trembling very much, and blushing over her withered face and neck, as she turned her back on her sister.
It was as though it were not he but the sharp scythe of itself swishing through the juicy grass.