Reference 2019-215

REF:            2019-215

Subject:        Dealing with sharps

 

 

Request:

Do you have policies or procedures for dealing with sharps?

If so, do you treat all sharps the same or do you have separate policies or procedures for non-anticipated sharps?

Can I please have a copy of these policies and procedures?

How many times did you need to deal with non-anticipated sharps in the past five years?

How long (on average) has it taken you to deal with non-anticipated sharps (in the past five years)?

What is the longest that it has taken you to deal with a non-anticipated sharp (in the past five years)?

How many times have you not followed your own procedures in dealing with non-anticipated sharps (in the past five years)?

Where your procedures were not followed, what actions did you take to ensure better practice in the future?

 

 

Response:

Do you have policies or procedures for dealing with sharps? Yes
If so, do you treat all sharps the same or do you have separate policies or procedures for non-anticipated sharps? The Trust does not have a separate policy for ‘non-anticipated sharps’
Can I please have a copy of these policies and procedures? Please find policy attached.

BBV and Sharps Policy FINAL 21 12 18 [795 kb] PDF

How many times did you need to deal with non-anticipated sharps in the past five years? This data is not collected
How long (on average) has it taken you to deal with non-anticipated sharps (in the past five years)? This data is not collected
What is the longest that it has taken you to deal with a non-anticipated sharp (in the past five years)? This data is not collected
How many times have you not followed your own procedures in dealing with non-anticipated sharps (in the past five years)? Not applicable
Where your procedures were not followed, what actions did you take to ensure better practice in the future? Not applicable