MEDICAL SHARPS WASTE DISPOSAL CONTAINERS.
Medical sharp wastes are any hazardous material that can cause harm to skin and in most cases they contain contaminated fluids that are dangerous to the body. Health centers and pharmacies have to be extra cautious with how they get rid of the waste. There are several kinds of wastes that often come from medical set ups and care ought to be taken in disposing them to avoid risking other lives. Sharp equipment’s are from of medical wastes that one cannot miss in high percentage of medical wastes.
Many healthcare workers handle equipment such as needles, syringes and scalpels making them top be at a high risk of exposure to pathogens from injuries caused by sharp equipment’s. It therefore calls for a proper disposal of sharp equipment and should not be disposed together with other wastes that are not sharp since they can easily cut or prick someone if carelessly handled. It is therefore a crucial thing for medical clinics, practices, surgery center and other businesses that generate contaminated needles and syringes to dispose of medical sharps waste correctly.
Containers of specific nature have been made to assist the nurses and doctors in disposing sharp wastes. They should ensure that all needles and sharp equipment are thrown in these containers immediately after use. Overfilling the containers increases the risk of injury. It is required that the contents of the container to be disposed when they are three quarter full. Care should be taken to ensure that the objects does not fall from the container when disposing its contents.It thus require the health worker to follow the guiding principles of disposing the contents 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.This will prevent disposing of wrong waste in to the container.
The containers should also be made with tops and materials that are puncture proof.It therefore calls for a strong material.These containers should also be placed inside the rooms of the medical practitioners to enable the dispose of the wastes immediately they are through with them. Inside the containers should have equipment that deactivates the chemical and fluids that may be on the objects. This is so due to the high increase of diseases that are easily spread by exposing ones internal organs with the infected blood.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.