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.

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.

sharps container,

n a container in every clinic that is designed for the disposal of sharps; required and regulated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
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The exclusive dual-purpose package combines premiumquality needles and an approved sharps container in one system.
Their flagship product, the Sharpsmart reusable sharps container, is clinically-proven to be the safest in the world.
In-between cases: This can happen when clinicians take in improperly wasted syringes from a sharps container.
Frontier recognised the need for a purpose-designed container for the safe disposal of clinical sharps and developed Sharpsafe, the world's first bespoke sharps container.
If you do not have a personal sharps container you may use a puncture proof container similar to a small laundry detergent bottle.
Since our arrival, no one has been able to have a proper wash - most of us have taken to using my multi-purpose yellow sharps container and a flannel or small cloth.
Several waste management companies offer sharps container recycling programs through which full containers are emptied, sterilized, and returned for reuse.
One incident occurred because there were a few visitors with the patient during cannulation and the nurse could not reach the sharps container, leaving the needle on the bench for later disposal and a second nurse assisting with clean-up received an NSI.
Use a sterile, single-use, disposable needle and syringe for each injection and discard intact in an appropriate sharps container at the point of use.
Agricultural-community participants can secure the same free sharps container service.
Optional accessories include a tablet PC pivot with a 50-degree range of motion, universal shelf, external cord reel and power strip, laptop and medication drawers, and a sharps container.
She removed the catheter stylet and stuck herself as she crossed her hands to discard the stylet in a sharps container.