Helapet is offering a range of infection prevention disposables in line with the Health and Safety Executive's inspection campaign for the prevention of sharp-object injuries.
Recommendations and best practice are that there should be no recapping of needles, that suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) should be worn and that needles and sharps are disposed of safely as contaminated waste.
The company's double-wrapped and sterilised sharps bins have needle and vacutainer removers on the lids for the safe removal, disposal and transportation of sharps waste without the need for hand contact.
These are available in sizes ranging from 0.6 litres to 5 litres, with purple lidded and labelled bins available for cytotoxic identification.
Helapet's disposable apparel is available either non-sterile or individually sterile wrapped for aseptic areas.
The company also offers a range of gloves for specialist applications, including the Berner latex and neoprene gloves for handling or administering cytotoxics.
Using Helapet's Pharmavent fine spike vent device is claimed to minimise the incidence of needle stick injury.
The slim plastic spike will easily penetrate the rubber bung on bottles and bags, but reduces the risk of accidentally penetrating the skin of the user.
Pharmavent can be used for multi-dosing applications, reducing the need for the reinsertion of a spike or needle each time a withdrawal from a vial or bag is made.