Sharps containers are seen throughout medical facilities. Sharps containers hold used medical needles and sharp medical instruments and contain them for disposal. Sharps containers provide a barrier between the sharp objects and the medical staff and patients. Sharps containers are available in a wide range of sizes from 1 quart to 30 gallons. Many sharps containers lock to prevent used needles from being reused.
Sharps containers are commonly mounted on a wall, door, or counter to provide a convenient place for healthcare providers to quickly dispose of a used needle. This also helps reduce accidental injury from needle-sticks. Sharps containers provide a safe disposal repository that decreases the chance of blood-borne infections being to be spread. After sharps containers are full, they can be disposed by several different ways. Here are a few common sharps disposal options: hazardous collection services, mail-back services, and community hazardous waste services.
The FDA regulates Sharps Container manufacturing and disposal. Regulations differ from state to state. Collection services provide an eco-friendly disposal service that reduces clinical waste output from healthcare facilities.
Sharps Containers are available in single-use or multi-use models. Sharps containers are traditionally red. They are also available in: clear, white, yellow (chemotherapy sharps containers), black (RCRA hazardous waste containers, and white and blue (pharmaceutical sharps containers.
There are several medical expertise specific container types as well. The colors vary based on the container’s intended usage.
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