2.10 Safe use and disposal of sharps

Lloyd Jones, Menna
June 2014
British Journal of Healthcare Assistants;Jun2014, Vol. 8 Issue 6, p276
Academic Journal
The article discusses Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) introduction of regulations about sharp instruments in healthcare as it recognizes that percutaneous injuries are well-known risk for healthcare workers. Topics discussed include the actions to be taken to lessen the risk of sharps injury such as ensuring that one is familiar with the local policy on the use and disposal of sharps, handling sharps as little as possible and not filling the sharp bins more than three quarters full.


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