Handing sharps to the operator
Always pass to operator with blunt side first
Make sure operator is expecting / requesting the sharp
Never recap sharps
Discarding of sharps
Sharps disposal is expensive, thus never place unnecessary items (syringes, drug vials, tubing, gauze etc. in sharps containers.)
Discarding contaminated swabs, gauze etc.
Discard of blood soaked swabs according to OR policy (red bags)