'Sharpsafe' disposal bin for contaminated sharps, United Kingdom, 1996

Made:
1996 in United Kingdom
maker:
Frontier Medical Products

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'Sharpesafe' disposal bin for contaminated sharps, yellow and white plastic, as used in nursing MRSA patients, by Frontier Medical products, 1996.

‘Sharpsafe’ bins are now a familiar sight in hospitals. Needles and other equipment that have been used in medical treatment are thrown into this plastic bin. This helps to reduce the risk of infection to staff, patients and visitors from contaminated needles and waste. The use of these bins in hospitals received greater emphasis following the appearance of HIV in the 1980s. ‘Sharpsafe’ was launched in 1979.

Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
1997-1637
type:
container - medical waste
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
credit:
Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital Trust
status:
Permanent collection

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