Published DateLACONIA — Do you or someone you know use and collect home sharps for medication delivery
or infusion? If so, there are safe ways to dispose of them that cut down on environmental hazards and danger to trash handlers.
LRGHealthcare is promoting safe disposal of sharps such as needles, syringes, pen and pump needles, lancets, and infusion sets at their upcoming "Community Sharps Disposal Day". A collection site will be set up in the lobby at both Franklin Regional Hospital and Lakes Region General Hospital on Monday, March 11, from 2–4 p.m.
The individual patient consumer is welcome to bring their sharps in an approved sharps collection device such as a sharps disposal unit or hard plastic laundry detergent or bleach container.
LRGHealthcare's sharp collection program is only for the individual consumer, not businesses. Group homes, residential care facilities and other commercial or business customers should contact a medical waste management company or their trash collector for sharps disposal options.
There will be three other opportunities in 2013 for community disposal through LRGHealthcare and those dates include June 10, September 9, and December 9 from 2–4 p.m. If you have questions regarding this opportunity for community sharps disposal, please contact the Infection Control and Prevention Department at (603) 527-2825.