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Needles and other sharps: Safe disposal outside of healthcare settings

This webpage gives tips for safely disposing (getting rid of) needles and other sharp devices that are used outside of health care settings. Patients and caregivers should keep these tips in mind when at home, at work, and while travelling.  It includes information on:

  1. #whataresharps">What are Sharps?
  2. #importance">Importance of Safe Sharps Disposal
  3. #stuck">What to Do If You Are Accidently Stuck By a Used Needle or Other Sharp 

The resource can be found at: http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/HomeHealt...



Author: FDA

Citation: The resource can be found at www.fda.gov/safesharpsdisposal

Published: 27/01/2014

Publication Type: Web Based Resource, Factsheet

Publisher: FDA