Trick of the Trade: Safer guidewire disposal

Sep 25, 12
Trick of the Trade: Safer guidewire disposal

Have you ever accidentally flicked a drop of blood while disposing a straight guidewire into a rectangular sharps bin? The bins just don’t quite fit the wire easily. That’s just an occupational exposure just waiting to happen to yourself.

Trick of the Trade: Safer guidewire disposal

Wrap guidewire around knuckles and dispose in reversed glove

Thanks to Dr. Rob Bryant (Utah Emergency Physicians) for the tip!

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Rob Bryant MD

Rob Bryant MD

Utah Emergency Physicians
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery
University of Utah School of Medicine

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