Sharps and Clinical Waste Management in Blackburn
Another major keystone of the Industrial Revolution, the Lancashire town of Blackburn holds a rich history with weaving and textile manufacturing. In fact, the town quickly became known as the “weaving capital of the world”, with Flemish weavers settling in Blackburn to grow its woollen cottage industry in the 14th century.
Although the industry fell dramatically after World War II, the town today continues to flourish. Between its three thriving arts centres, Gothic Revival cathedral and medieval manor houses, there’s plenty to do and see in Blackburn.
The Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery does the town’s illustrious past justice, proudly displaying artefacts and information on its cotton heritage. Having opened way back in 1874, the museum also features multiple other collections from Japanese prints to a series of coins and manuscripts.
To soak up more of the town’s history, head to Turton Tower or Hoghton Tower. Hoghton in particular offers the opportunity to learn about their esteemed guests throughout the last 500 years, including William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens.
Not much of a history buff, looking for something a little different? Blackburn also has their Bee Centre, where the whole family can learn about the life and times of honeybees. Beekeepers are on standby to chat, and you can even try on the gear and (temporarily) become a beekeeper yourself with their ‘Honeybee Experience’.
With something interesting around each and every corner, Blackburn has numerous stories to tell - and their high-quality healthcare is no exception.
Providing Blackburn with modern Clinical Waste Management
Sharpsmart believes that clinical waste management strategy should prioritise infection control with hands-free disposal. Clinical waste handled with as few touchpoints as possible minimises the risk of infection. It is known that the regular removal of infectious, offensive and all other types of waste from ward-level is paramount to the safety of patient, staff and visitor environment. Furthermore, the effective segregation of these different waste streams not only drives efficient and CQC guideline compliant healthcare waste movement and disposal practices, but it also has a direct impact on costs, staff safety, and environmental impact.
Sharpsmart’s ‘Bag to Bedside’ program sits at the core of our solutions for clinical waste – driving daily effective change within the four walls of healthcare facilities that deliver safety to staff and patients. We achieve this by:
Encouraging correct waste segregation behaviours with containers being placed closest to the point-of-use
Using colour - the vivid identities of our different collectors doubly help enforce proper waste segregation
Eliminating other waste disposal options - leaving only what is needed available for use
We take the guesswork out of Waste Segregation
Nursing staff are very busy and waste segregation must be effectively done at a glance! Every waste stream has a distinct compliance, environmental and safety impact, it needs to be very clear in the blink of an eye “which bag does it belong in”. We ensure that the bags in our Bag-to-Bedside system have each unique waste stream's distinct colour code so that itis easily identified. We also offer free educaitonal resources so that your team has continual access to waste segregation training.
Secure Pharmaceutical Waste Management with Sharpsmart's clinically-engineered containers
Facilities that generate pharma waste require a partner they can trust with this highly-regulated waste stream disposal. Sharpsmart not only accommodates this waste stream with ease - we have a unique reusable pharmaceutical waste containment system!
The pharmaceutical Sharpsmart container features a counter-balanced safety tray that restricts hand access to contained medications, overfill protection to prevent misuse, and inbuilt secure side locks to eliminate tampering. This container can be used to dispose of:
Out of date or partially used pharmaceuticals
Controlled drugs destruction kits
Cytotoxic and cytostatic medicines
Recalled pharmaceutical stock
This solution from Sharpsmart can be wall-mounted for easy, point of generation disposal or mounted on a mobile cart. Our team of clinical experts will advise on what the safest placement option is for your facility. To learn more about our Pharmaceutical waste collectors, click here.
Sharpsmart understands the needs of healthcare facilities in Blackburn.
Contact us and see how we can help your facility better manage your sharps, clinical and pharmaceutical waste disposal.
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