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Welcome to Bloodborne Pathogens

Prevention
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Contaminated Sharps:

  • Needles

  • Scalpels

  • Broken capillary tubes

  • Dental wires

Contaminated needles or other contaminated sharps must not be bent or recapped. Needle removal or recapping needles must be accomplished through a one-handed technique or the use of a mechanical device. A sharps container must have a warning label affixed to it. Contaminated sharps must be discarded immediately or as soon as possible into an acceptable sharps container.


Reusable Sharps:

Reusable sharps, including pointed scissors must be decontaminated before reuse. Containers containing reusable sharps should be clearly labeled. Use forceps or tongs, to remove contaminated sharps from containers.

 
 
 
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Welcome to Bloodborne Pathogens

Prevention
BBP  sharps container1 1

Contaminated Sharps:

  • Needles

  • Scalpels

  • Broken capillary tubes

  • Dental wires

Contaminated needles or other contaminated sharps must not be bent or recapped. Needle removal or recapping needles must be accomplished through a one-handed technique or the use of a mechanical device. A sharps container must have a warning label affixed to it. Contaminated sharps must be discarded immediately or as soon as possible into an acceptable sharps container.


Reusable Sharps:

Reusable sharps, including pointed scissors must be decontaminated before reuse. Containers containing reusable sharps should be clearly labeled. Use forceps or tongs, to remove contaminated sharps from containers.
 
 
 
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