We decided to put the date of sealing on all sharps boxes in the future
In his last column, Jo Scott-Jones looked at recognising, reporting and acting on needlestick injuries. But here, where a child gets into a secure sharps storage area on the weekend, there are no protocols to refer to, but a lot of safety issues to consider
Key points, Storage areas for sharps boxes need to be secure until they are collected.
It pays to know what sort of material is in your practice’s medical waste
Are you treating your type 2 diabetes patients with insulin and do they still struggle to achieve their HbA1C target? Insulin injections might make patients feel uncomfortable in social circumstances while others are needle phobic, leading to poor compliance and increases in HbA1C