How do you dispose of retractable lancets? - page 2
I'm curious to know how you dispose of retractable lancets in your facility? I have always assumed that even though they are a "safe" sharp item, after having been used and contaminated with blood... Read More
Jul 3, '04Occupation: RN/LMFT Specialty: 7 year(s) of experience ; From: US ; Joined: Nov '03; Posts: 3,081; Likes: 233There are no safe sharps.
These are contaminated with human blood.
Into the sharps container they go.
Jul 4, '04Occupation: FNP Specialty: 15 year(s) of experience ; From: US ; Joined: Jun '04; Posts: 1,834; Likes: 263This is part of our OSHA compliance training.
Sharps box - every time
The little plastic casings can and do break open, plus nothing blood-contaminated should go in regular trash.
Jul 4, '04Occupation: Oncology RN Specialty: Neuro/Med-Surg/Oncology ; From: US ; Joined: Jun '04; Posts: 2,441; Likes: 1,439Sharps, for sure!