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The Best Ways to Dispose of Sharps: What You Should Know



March 24, 2022



The Best Ways to Dispose of Sharps: What You Should Know

The Best Ways to Dispose of Sharps: What You Should Know. If you’re a nurse, doctor, or other medical professional, you’re probably required to dispose of sharps such as needles, scalpels, or other tools that are used to pierce the skin.

If you don’t follow all the best practices when disposing of sharps, it can be an incredibly dangerous situation for you and the people around you.

While you may think that it’s a simple task, there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to safely disposing of your sharps.

Guidelines for Safe Sharps Waste Disposal

Care must be taken at every step to ensure safe handling and disposal of sharps waste.

Prior to Use:

After Use:

Never:

References

FDA Food and Drug Administration – How to dispose of syringes? https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/safely-using-sharps-needles-and-syringes-home-work-and-travel/dos-and-donts-proper-sharps-disposal Accessed March 23, 2022.


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