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.
Feb 13, '07
Joined: Feb '02; Posts: 660; Likes: 98
Um, is a tubex worth getting stuck with a dirty needle? Not even with hemostats.
Feb 13, '07
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Is there some point to the question?
Feb 20, '07
Joined: Feb '07; Posts: 43; Likes: 11
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.
Mar 12, '07
Occupation: Orthopedic RN
30 year(s) of experience
Joined: Jul '06; Posts: 77; Likes: 25
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.