SAFE DISPOSAL OF MEDICINES

WHO
Can be used by almost all staff.

WHAT
Improve the disposal of medications (for Legal and Audit requirements).
No more:

  • Drugs ‘down the sink’.
  • Slaving with a pestle and mortar.
  • Reduced restrictions on needing to move drugs to sinks or
    Pharmacies (and divergence problems / staff time).

WHERE
Can be used in all clinical areas.

WHEN
Can be used in all clinical areas.

WHY
Drugs are polluting, at high risk of divergence, currently very difficult
and time consuming to dispose of.

HOW
DRUG WASTE BINS house water dissolvable sachets
that enable their unique action. The bins contain:

  • Super absorbent material (denatures the medications).
  • Human aversion agent.

All bins create ‘denatured’ semi-solid from the medication.

HOW DRUG WASTE BINS WORK

DRUG WASTE BINS GIVE SIMPLE DISPOSAL OF MEDICATIONS
TO ENABLE ORGANISATIONS TO MEET LEGAL (multiple)
AND AUDIT REQUIREMENTS e.g. AUS: NSQHS Standards.

LIQUID POISONS

ACTIVATE WITH SMALL AMOUNT OF WATER

ADD LIQUID MEDICATION

IMMEDIATELY DENATURED

CLOSE TAMPER EVIDENT LID WHEN FULL

TABLET / CAPSULE POISONS

ADD TABLETS / CAPSULES

ADD SMALL AMOUNT OF WATER

CLOSE TAMPER EVIDENT LID WHEN FULL

SHAKE

STORE IN SECURE LOCATION.

MAY TAKE 24 HOURS TO DENATURE

(many tablet brands immediately denatured)

WHY YOU NEED

DRUG WASTE BINS FOR LIQUID POISONS

COMPLIES WITH LEGISLATION AND AUDIT:

Doesn’t pollute water

IMMEDIATE ACTION AND CAN BE PLACED IN ANY CLINICAL AREA SAVES STAFF TIME:

No need to move to sink or pharmacy

REDUCE RISK OF DIVERGENCE

BINS CHANGE DRUGS TO SEMI-SOLID

HAVE HUMAN AVERSION AGENT

HAVE TAMPER EVIDENT SEAL

WHY YOU NEED

DRUG WASTE BINS FOR TABLET/CAPSULE POISONS

QUICK AND SIMPLE TO USE

NO EXPOSURE OF CHEMICALS TO STAFF AS WITH PREVIOUS PHYSICAL PROCESSES

e.g. Pestle and mortar

REDUCE RISK OF DIVERGENCE

No necessity to transfer to pharmacy

BINS CHANGE DRUGS TO SEMI-SOLID

HAVE HUMAN AVERSION AGENT

HAVE TAMPER EVIDENT SEAL