MEDICAL SHARPS WASTE DISPOSAL CONTAINERS.
Medical sharp wastes can be defined as any lethal material that can harm skin and more often have harmful fluids which are not safe to the body. Health centers and pharmacies have to be extra cautious with how they get rid of the waste. There are various types of wastes that are from such medical set ups which must be disposed well to avoid much danger. Sharp equipment’s are from of medical wastes that one cannot miss in high percentage of medical wastes.
Numerous healthcare employees use equipment’s like needles, syringes as well as scalpels causing them to be at the top on risk of contact to pathogens from wounds caused by pointed equipment’s. It thus demand for an appropriate dumping of pointed equipment’s and acre should be taken not to dispose a mixture of sharp and not pointed materials because they can easily cut when handling them. It is thus a critical thing for health clinics, practices, surgery centers as well as other companies that produce polluted needles as well as syringes to discard some of medical sharps waste in a correct manner.
Special containers have been devised to help the medical practitioners in disposing off the sharp wastes. It is thus a requirement that all used needle and sharp objects to be disposed in the containers. The sharp wastes should not pass the required level in the container since this can lead to more injuries. On reaching three quarters it is of good advice to dispose of the contents of the container. Care should be taken to ensure that the objects does not fall from the container when disposing its contents. Guiding principles of disposing the contents of the container should be adhered to by the health workers as directed by the health facility.The sharp waste containers should also be labeled on the most visible side to prevent any confusion. The writing should be in bold that are easily visible. Wrong disposal of waste is thus prevented by this act.
In making the containers it is advisable to fit them with tops and the materials used to be those that are not prone to puncture. Strong material is thus preferred for this purpose. Nurses and the doctors should have the containers in their rooms to ensure immediate disposal of the dangerous sharp waste. The containers should also be fitted with the sterilization equipment that deactivates the fluids on the used objects. This is due to the increase of the risk of one contracting blood transmitted diseases which are in high increase recently.Medical sharp waste disposal containers is thus important equipment in the medical sector and should be made in such a way that they ensure maximum protection from the sharp wastes.