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RE: [IPk] Sharps bins

> I fold my inserter needles in half and tuck them in the plastic cover the
> infusion set comes in, or the foil wrapper the swab comes in, and then put
> them in the bin. Frankly, I don't know what else to do. I have previously
> disposed of them in the sanitary disposal units in the toilet at work, but I
> stopped doing that because I don't know if anyone actually touches the
> contents of those bins, and I don't think they'd be expecting an unguarded
> sharp. It's a difficult thing to figure because the plastic on the inserter
> sets means they won't fit into a mineral bottle, which is what I've used for
> pen needles and syringes. 

You use the Silhouettes, don't you, elizabeth? Can't you snap off the needle
from the plastic bit? That's what I do (with my fingers - they break off
easily).. Then you can put them in a bottle or can or whatever, and just throw
the plastic bit in the bin.
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