Hospital Sharps Management
Stericycle Sharps Management Service (SMS) has successfully provided safe, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective sharps management services to customers nationwide since 1986. SMS can help customers be compliant and reduce staff exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
Our Sharps Management Service Can Help You Reach Your Goals
SMS streamlines the process of collecting and disposing of sharps, utilizing reusable containers. In high volume areas, such as hospitals, a Stericycle Service Specialist proactively exchanges the sharps containers. Stericycle’s reusable containers can also be utilized at your offsites to standardize across the health system. Stericycle helps eliminate the staff responsibility of ordering and monitoring sharps container inventory. Customers of Stericycle’s Sharps Management Service can experience the following benefits:
- Increased safety & regulatory compliance
- Controlled costs
- Peace of mind
- Minimization of your carbon footprint
Increase Safety & Regulatory Compliance
Sharps management minimizes staff exposure to sharps injuries, from the site of patient care through proper disposal — a critical directive to ensure a safe healthcare environment for all employees.
Our sharps reusable containers reduce the risk of injuries during disposal through the use of a vertical drop lid, requiring no manual intervention by staff. 98% of customers surveyed have reduced needlestick injuries from disposal within 1 year of implementing our program.
Control Your Hospital's Costs
As the impact of healthcare reforms continues to unfold and regulatory oversight increases, hospitals need cost-effective solutions that also decrease the impact of waste on the environment. SMS provides a program to meet these demands by reducing the risk of needlestick injuries and reducing red bag waste. This allows you to concentrate on your core mission — providing patient care.
Peace of Mind
Stericycle's reusable containers have undergone rigorous testing, exceed the American Society for Testing and Materials(ASTM) puncture standard, and are 510k approved. After the full sharps containers are transported to our processing facility, lids are removed robotically with state-of-the-art automated equipment, and the containers are appropriately disinfected before reuse. Stericycle exceeds the FDA requirements of disinfection. All containers are quality assurance inspected after cleaning.
Stericycle’s nationwide coverage and redundancies in staff, equipment and processing facilities ensures uninterrupted service. This gives you of peace of mind that in the event of an emergency Stericycle still has you covered.