With the direct cost of managing a sharps injury estimated in 20031 to be up to USD 4,800 per injury, fewer needlestick injuries and more efficient medical waste and sharps management will help your healthcare facility to lower its overall costs.
Staff health and safety is very important to hospitals and other healthcare providers. In many cases healthcare managers are willing to make significant cost investments for devices or systems that will help reduce sharps injuries.
Now with the Sharpsmart system your staff can get the benefit of a sharps management system that is proven in clinical studies to reduce sharps injuries. But the Sharpsmart system comes without the hefty extra costs that are often associated with implementing other safety-engineered medical devices. And a reduction in sharps injuries can have significant cost implications have additional cost spin-offs too, like lower workers' compensation payments.
Daniels can also help you to be more efficient, and therefore more cost-effective, through expert advice on waste segregation, collection schedules and the size and location of waste and sharps containers throughout your facility.
Contact us today to discuss with a representative how your facility can get the best value for money when it comes to sharps management.
1O'Malley et al, Costs of Management of Occupational Exposures to Blood and Body Fluids, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, July 2007, vol. 28, no. 7