NHS

Sharps Management and Inoculation Injuries

Sharps are items that could cause cuts or puncture wounds, including needles and sharp instruments.

It is the responsibility of the user to dispose of sharps safely into a sharps container. Every year a number of sharps are disposed of incorrectly, e.g. in laundry or waste bags injuring care workers.

A downloadable Community Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Guidance document which can be adopted as a Policy by your organisation is available below.  Alternatively, a complete set of IPC Guidance documents are available to purchase @ £69.99 – details can be found on the flyer and resource order form.

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