TITLE

2.10 Safe use and disposal of sharps

AUTHOR(S)
Lloyd Jones, Menna
PUB. DATE
June 2014
SOURCE
British Journal of Healthcare Assistants;Jun2014, Vol. 8 Issue 6, p276
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
96838472

 

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