February 10, 2020
The two-year, 28 hospital study on ‘Sharps injury reduction using a sharps container with enhanced engineering: a 28 hospital non-randomised invention and cohort study’ examined the impact of conversion from disposable sharps containers to the Daniels Sharpsmart reusable containers.
Fourteen hospitals converted to the Daniels reusable system, and 14 hospitals remained as a control cohort group who did not convert to the Daniels Sharpsmart reusable container.
In the 14 hospitals who converted to Daniels Sharpsmart:
In the control group using disposable sharps containers:
The results demonstrate that the Daniels Sharpsmart reusable container delivers significant reduction in container-related and disposal-related Sharps Injuries.
Authors: Grimmond T, Bylund S, Anglea C, Beeke L, Callahan A, Christiansen E, Flewelling K, McIntosh K, Richter K, Vitale M. Publication: American Journal of Infection Control 2010: 38: 799-805, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2010.06.010