Needles should be treated as if they carry disease, period. If someone gets stuck with a needle, they have to get medical tests to determine whether or not they caught a harmful or deadly disease. If you or a caregiver use needles at home, at work, while traveling or for pets, responsible disposal of them is very important to prevent accidental harm to other people.
After self injecting or using any of the above, they should be placed into an FDA-cleared sharps disposal container, available through LB Medwaste. These containers are puncture- and leak-resistant and have a lid that is tight fitting. If such a container is not available immediately, you should use a heavy-duty plastic household container, such as a laundry detergent container.
Never place used sharps in the trash can! And, don’t try to flush them down the toilet. If you don’t personally use sharps, share this information with others who you may know. Everyone can benefit from this message.
And, if you accidentally get stuck by someone else’s used needle, wash the area right away with soap and water or use hand sanitizer or rubbing alcohol. Then contact your healthcare provider.
As the saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Follow these guidelines to keep everyone safe.
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