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Infection Prevention and Control: Guidelines for Handling Sharps

•Sharps: Any article that can puncture or cut,  and have been used in animal/human patient care or treatment

•Examples: needles, syringes, scalpel blades, razors, forceps

Sharps Container– Dispose sharps in sharps containers

  • Do not cram sharps into an already full or overflowing
  • Do not reach into sharps container
  • Change sharps containers when 2/3 full