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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Infection Control - May 2019

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2. Sealed containers You can collect fluids in disposable canisters, seal the canister lids to contain the fluids and dispose of the canisters in red bag waste. Keep in mind that both OSHA and Department of Transportation regula- tions require canis- ters to be placed in secondary packaging that is rigid, closeable, leak-resis- tant and impervious to moisture. That spe- cial packaging can add 10% to 20% to the cost of disposing of infectious waste. For example, the disposal of a wrapped 3-liter canister of fluid can exceed $2.25. 3. Solidifying gel Gelling powders were introduced about 15 years ago to address leaking and spilling risks associated with capping fluid-filled canisters. The pow- ders turn the fluids 4 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • M A Y 2 0 1 9 DON'T STRESS OVER MESS Visit our website to learn more. A Means to Safe Liquid Waste Management Is your facility still pouring, using solidifiers, or putting full suction canisters into red-bag waste? Quick-Drain™ by Bemis puts liquid infectious waste where it belongs, the sanitary sewer system. Quick-Drain™ will dispose of fluid from Bemis suction canisters both quickly and safely. A single unit can service multiple ORs at a fraction of the cost of other complicated systems. It uses no electricity and minimal plumbing is needed. www.bemishealthcare.com 1.800.558.7651 HCG@bemismfg.com

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