Sharps Management Service for Hospitals
Stericycle Sharps Management Service (SMS) has successfully provided safe, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective sharps management services to major medical facilities since 1986.
Our Sharps Management Service Achieves Your Hospital’s Goals
Sharps Management Service, featuring Bio Systems reusable sharps containers, is a proactive sharps service for major medical facilities that helps you:
- Improve employee safety
- Control the cost of doing business
- Protect and preserve the environment
Our Sharps Management Service With Bio Systems Reusable Containers Focuses on Your Safety
Sharps management minimizes staff exposure to sharps injuries, from the site of patient care through proper disposal — a critical directive to ensure a safe healthcare environment for all employees.
Stericycle’s Sharps Management Service using our reusable containers allows hospitals to address safety concerns specifically as they relate to sharps disposal.
Sharps Reusable Containers Exceed Standards
Our Bio Systems containers’ puncture resistance is approximately 2.5 times the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) puncture standard requirement. Moreover, Bio Systems containers reduce the risk to hospital staff through the use of a vertical drop lid, so you can feel confident that you are providing your employees with the ultimate system in sharps disposal protection.
Sharps Management Service Proactively Reduces Needlesticks
Our SMS includes the safe exchange, handling, and transport of all Bio Systems reusable containers as part of our full-service, turnkey offering. This further decreases your hospital staff’s exposure to handling sharps containers during the disposal process.
In addition, onsite Stericycle technicians proactively exchange your Bio Systems sharps containers, eliminating your staff’s handling risks during container exchange.
Our Sharps Management Service Controls Your Costs
As the impact of healthcare reforms continues to unfold and regulatory oversight increases, hospitals need cost-effective solutions that also decrease the impact of waste on the environment. Stericycle Sharps Management Service provides a program to meet these demands and allows you to concentrate on your core mission — providing patient care.
Bio Systems Containers Minimize Your Hospital’s Environmental Impact
All Bio Systems containers are capped or closed prior to transport. Once at our processing facility, lids are removed robotically with state-of-the-art automated equipment, and the containers are appropriately disinfected before reuse.
To reduce environmental impact, the use of the Bio Systems reusable containers significantly decreases the amount of treated medical waste sent to landfills by as much as 30%.
One reusable Bio Systems container replaces 600 disposable sharps containers. Longer container life cycles result in:
- More uses
- Less energy consumed
- Less waste