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Archive for December, 2019

Household Sharps: A Guide to Your Home Needle Disposal Options

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Date: December 3rd, 2019

The healthcare sector is not complete without the mention of sharps and needles. These refer to the care of healthcare instruments that can pierce through the skin such as needles and scalpels.

Handling Household Sharps and Needles

The healthcare sector is not complete without the mention of sharps and needles. These refer to the care of health care instruments that can pierce through the skin such as needles and scalpels. Nurses and doctors play a key role in administering care with patients. But patients who must inject (themselves) on a regular basis must be trusted with sharps so it is important that each of them familiarizes with the management and disposal of these to safeguard the environment. Proper disposal of sharps is necessary for reducing the possibilities of harm or the spread of blood-borne pathogens. Disregarding the management and disposal of needles or syringes endangers the health of nurses and other medical staff. Most of the infections contracted through injury from needles could pose deadly risks that are can be avoided if we follow some best practices.