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homemade sharps storage container

homemade sharps storage container

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Problem Description: 
At  present  clinic  use  sharps  storage  container(abbreviate sharps   container) take   up large   space, place   highly inappropriate  in  the  treatment  room  and  the  bedside  mobile station  of the nursing,  both affect  the  nurse  work  force principle,  and  exist  needle  stick  injuries  and  high  cost problems.
 
1. The sharps  container  was  designed  to flip or rotate,  every time throwing in it must turn or rotate the lid, so that the lid is often opening state. The lid is not done  tightly and   often bounce  off  automatically.  If  needle  was  not  throwing  down  to sharps  container  carefully,  that  will  cause  pollution  on  the ground.
 
2.The  larger  sharps  containers  cannot  be  set  down  on  the treatment  room  table  ,  Being  on  the  ground  , Nurse  will  bend down for dropping needle.   often Needles are not allowed to put in the mouth accurately and out around the sharps container and pollution of the ground.
 
3. In the ward for treatment operations, sharps container lay on lower of the  Treatment centre  for use and occupy  space.   Put on  is not easy.
 
4.There is a risk of being stabbed when the need to be manually separated the syringe needle, If it is separate needles by lateral force, sharps container was needed another hand hold it to prevent sharps container for rollover. 
 
As larger sharps containers as long replacement cycle, there is more risk of contamination.
 
Solution: 
1.Material
 
Components  of  homemade  sharps  containers  are  made  of  bottles with storing needles and fixed bottle box (or iron shelf).
 
2. Production
 
(1).Bottle of storage needle for the utilization of waste is using PET (poly ethylene terephthalate) materials of 500 ml bottle (such as disinfection soap liquid, 75% alcohol of empty bottle). As shown in figure 1-1.Open " △ " shaped holes in the lip, "△" three corners as close to the edge of the lip;. Make " △ " hole as large as possible to launch , but the maximum diameter of the hole should be <2.1cm, shown in Figure 1-2; The lip is easy cutting due to plastic materials; Thickness of the lip can stuck a needle and syringe nipple connections, the needle is easily separated by hand hard. 
 
⑵ wooden box fixed bottle: Component materials have small wood, some nails, a pair of hinges and bolts. Production of the wooden box can be fixed into the bottle with the desktop 45-degree angle. As shown in Figure 2-1 Figure 2-2 Figure 2-3. This simple structure is low cost production on the treatment table to use easily.
 
⑶ fixed bottle iron rack: Figure 3-1 Figure 3-2 Figure 3-3 with screws to the side of a 45 degree angle iron rack fixed to the side of trolley, do not take the treatment of car use of space, and highly suitable for easy use .
 
3. Using
 
⑴ torn off  original label in the bottles, wash and dry outside; labeled "invasive medical waste" logo;
 
⑵ the empty bottle for "injury medical waste" logo be placed in the wooden box (within iron rack of the trolley) , the cap of the "▽" apex down, cover with a wooden lid and lock it.
 
⑶ One hand hold syringe after use, the needle through the "△" hole into the bottle, the needle and syringe stuck in the connection cap "▽" down the corners, separation can be down hard.
 
⑷ After bottle with loading 2/3 needle, put complete lid and cover it; Open wooden box lid, the hand touch the cap and remove this bottle.
 
⑸ hospital disposal unified collection.
 
⑹ Replace another empty bottle with a lid on "△" holes of cap and use it.
Achievement: 
1. During the action of PSBH homemade sharp container on the storage place at bedside mobile station of nursing occupied smaller. Location is moderate. Self-satisfaction of nursing job has been improved. 
 
2. during the needle disposal doing in the treatment room it is more convenient and preventing wood. Drug in static configuration distribution center promotes gradually, make indoor treatment less doing. Homemade sharps container smaller will avoid turnover cycle of the big sharps box longer and reduce contamination problems.
 
3. According to incomplete statistics, our hospital consume about 13,500 sharps box annually, each cost 3.5 yuan, the charge reach to 47,250 yuan. Homemade sharp container is to make best use of the genus recycling. That sharps boxes can reduce 1/3 approximately
 
4.Choose the bottle is PET materials, it only produce water and carbon dioxide during combustion, won't produce pollution to the environment. So is welcome in the clinic.
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