Lost in the sharps box

  1. Have you ever or do you know of anyone who has retrieved a tubex from a sharps box with hemostats?
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   txspadequeenRN
    If it's in the sharps box then it stays in there...Unless of course it is a big diamond..lol



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    Have you ever or do you know of anyone who has retrieved a tubex from a sharps box with hemostats?
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Someone dropped a retractor in one of our big sharps boxes once and we fished it out with an atraumatic grasper (laparoscopic instrument that's about 2 ft long.)
  5. by   MSN_Ed
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    If it's in the sharps box then it stays in there...Unless of course it is a big diamond..lol
    What would you do if you lost your big diamond in the sharps?
  6. by   jill48
    If I lost my big diamond in the sharps box I would probably wake up because only in a dream would I have a big diamond.
  7. by   txspadequeenRN
    well you have to have a big diamond to lose first....lol

    Quote from msn_ed
    what would you do if you lost your big diamond in the sharps?
  8. by   spiceyqueen
    Quote from jill48
    If I lost my big diamond in the sharps box I would probably wake up because only in a dream would I have a big diamond.

    :chuckle
  9. by   neneRN
    Um, is a tubex worth getting stuck with a dirty needle? Not even with hemostats.
  10. by   Mulan
    Is there some point to the question?
  11. by   markas214
    I've dropped the morphine tubexes a couple times when I was throwing away other thing and absentmindedly threw that with everything else. Sign it out as wasted, dropped and get another.

    I imagine that is the point to the question. It's not hard to figure out if it's happened to you.
  12. by   fetch33
    I have retrieved a hospital cell phone from a needle box. Here is the story. A worker that replaces code carts was pushing a new one down the hall while talking on her phone. The phone slipped out from under her ear and straight into the needle box. After swearing her to secrecy (and in a secluded hallway), I placed a disposable chux on the floor and shook the contents onto it. Luckily, it wasn't that full. She got her phone back and I used hemostats to replace all of the sharps.

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