A Sharps Solution to a pointed issue
According to the World Health Organisation, every year an estimated 16 billion injections are administered worldwide¹, with more than 2 million sharps injuries occurring among 35 million healthcare workers.²
Medical Waste Considerations for Med Spas
Does your facility provide med spa treatments such as Cool Sculpting®, Botox®, or cosmetic procedures such as dermabrasion, dermaplaning, and derma fillers? Laser hair removal and hair replacement services are considered aesthetic medical procedures, as is liposuction to sclerotherapy to a ‘vampire facelift’. If yes, you are a healthcare waste generator - we're here to support you with education on safe disposal and management.
Sharps Container Overfilling? No more!
One of the leading causes of sharps injuries is sharps container overfill. Identified through multiple studies, the lack of an overfill-mechanism in sharps containers has been one of the highest contributors to container-associated needlestick injuries.
Does your Sharps Container Pass the Candy Test?
A key aspect of sharps container safety is being designed so that hands, especially the small ones of children, could not reach into the sharps container and retrieve any of the contents.
Why Sustainability Matters
Written by Dan Daniels CEO of Daniels Health USA and founder of Daniels Health worldwide, Dan is a tireless advocate for safer healthcare waste practices and inventing sustainable technologies and methodologies that reduce environmental impact
Daniels Sharpsmart Emoya Med Virtual Tour
Daniels Sharpsmart Compass has partnered with EmoyaMed private hospital, a 40 bed ultra-modern facility situated in the north of Bloemfontein. Let's take a virtual tour.
The Pyramid Effect in Sharps Containers Written by Megan Chamberlain
Alright healthcare professional friends, this is a short one and about phenomenon that occurs within your single-use non-Sharpsmart sharps containers. You may think that what resides in your sharps waste container is simply that, sharps. But beware, an enemy of efficient fill capacity may lurk within – the Pyramid Effect.
Needlestick Injuries – the most frequent recorded incident among nursing students
Needle and cutting injuries are a significant risk for the transmission of infectious diseases, including Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated 16 000 cases of hepatitis C, 66 000 cases of hepatitis B and 1 000 cases of HIV as a consequence of needle injury.
Daniels Health and Compass Medical Waste Services promises compliance when it comes to the Daniels Sharpsmart reusable sharps container
Frequently asked questions
Can the Daniels Sharpsmart container be completely decontaminated? Can sharps waste be retrieved once placed in the container? What is the life-span? Find out the answers to these questions.
Is Carbon Tax Avoidable?
South Africa is the world’s 14th largest emitter of carbon dioxide. What are healthcare facilities doing to curb this and avoid carbon tax and further damage to the environment?
A systematic review on healthcare workers in Africa
While all healthcare workers are exposed to occupational hazards, workers in sub-Saharan Africa have higher rates of occupational exposure to infectious diseases than workers in developed countries. This study identifies a high burden of needlestick injuries and mucocutaneous exposures to blood and bloodborne pathogens.
Convert to Daniels Sharpsmart Reusable Containers
Plastics produced in SA amounts to approximately 1.5 million tons a years. Recycling, using plastic as an energy source and replacing single-use plastic with reusable plastics, will help reduce this number. Convert to Daniels Sharpsmart reusable containers and play your part in keeping tons of plastic from going to landfills.
Reusable sharps containers reduces plastic to landfill
By using Daniels Sharpsmart Reusable containers you can help the environment by reducing plastic to landfill, carbon emissions and greenhouse gases.
Daniels Sharpsmart S32 A + I Trochar Solution
Meeting industry demand for a larger receptacle sharps collector for surgical devices, long and bulky sharps.
Infection Prevention by the Inside Hospitals UK publication
Dramatic CO2 savings, a reduction in cost, point-of-use sharps safety, no injuries, and international recognition for The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust following its implementation of Daniels Sharpsmart’s reusable sharps container system.
Effects of Hazardous Waste on the Environment
Does hazardous waste have an effect on the environment or is damage limited to chemical and toxic exposures? Can a bloody gauze bandage or a disposable sharp used by a diabetic really do measurable damage?
Needlestick injuries among nurses in a regional hospital in South Africa
Needlestick injuries are the most common source of occupational exposure to blood and blood-borne infections globally. Read about the SA statistics.
Control Measures to Prevent Needlestick Injuries
Preventing needlestick injuries through better sharps disposal and overall healthcare waste management.
Are Reusable Sharps Containers Clean?
This article covers why the switch to reusable sharps containers is worthwhile - cost, cleanliness, sustainability and safety.
Influencing Factors of Sharps Container Design
Daniels Reusable Sharps containers have 13 safety features mandated and finally perfected in Daniels’ 5 year R&D process.
Daniels Robotic Washer
The Daniels Robotic Washer – a five stage process plus Safeguarding and Spin-drying.
Daniels Sharpsmart: impact on Sharps Injuries (SI)
“Enhanced aperture design can significantly reduce container-associated sharps injuries.” – Authors
Daniels Sharpsmart: 28% Waste Reduction
“Daniels Sharpsmart contribute significantly to healthcare waste reduction strategies.’’ – Authors
Disposal vs Reusable Sharps Containers
Daniels have invested in R&D, clinical trials and manufacturing refinement to ensure safety.
The Sharpsmart safety engineered sharps device
If you could make your healthcare facilities even safer – would you?