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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'

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.
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