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Bemis Health Care Names QuickMedical® as National Distributor

November 2, 2010

How to Dispose of Used Sharps? Tattoo parlors, like the medical field, deal with contaminated Sharps needles on a daily basis. These Sharps must be disposed of properly to ensure public health and safety from needle sticks by objects that could potentially be infected with Hepatitis, HIV, AIDS and other infectious diseases. There are several routes you can pursue in order to dispose of used Sharps.

Issaquah, WA (PRWEB) November 1, 2010

Sharps are classified as a needle or other sharp object that could pose a public health risk if a person were stuck with these objects. The healthcare industry closely follows protocol on buying Sharps containers and the proper disposal of these containers. Another industry that should be highly concerned about Sharps protocol is the tattoo industrywhere needles are used all day, every day

“At QuickMedical® we service a number of tattoo studios providing them with Tuttnauer autoclave sterilizers, exam gloves, face masks, cleaning supplies, gauze, and furniture, said Taylor Edwards, Lead Sales Associate at QuickMedical® “By bringing on the complete line of Bemis Sharps Containers, it allows us to provide our customers with the highest quality in disposable plastic containers.”

Public concerns about medical waste, particularly waste disposal, increased in the 1990s after used medical debris, including vials and syringes, began to appear on beach shores. On June 24, 1998, the American Hospital Association and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to eliminate mercury debris from hospital waste streams and take active steps to manage and regulate the disposal of medical waste.

Scott Hanna, CEO at QuickMedical said, “The CDC estimated that over 800,000 accidental needle sticks occur each year among healthcare employees. “We are committed to doing our part to help keep people safe from accidental needle sticks. With our new line of sharps containers from Bemis, I believe we can.”

Proudly made in the USA, Bemis Multi-Use Sharps Containers meet or exceed ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) standards, as well as OSHA, NIOSH, CDC and JCAHO requirements. Bemis Multi-Use Sharps Containers are latex free, heavy metal free, and are available in 2 gallon or 3 gallon sizes and in red or beige. Mounting options are also available.

About QuickMedical® and Qtubeâ“¢:

With great pricing, QuickMedical® has the professional medical equipment needed by health care providers. Look for diagnostic equipment, exam tables, weighing and measuring devices, and medical basics such as stethoscopes, thermometers, and sphygmomanometers. QuickMedical® also offers a wide selection of professional medical supplies; everything from patient care, to blood testing, to exam room products. Find quality and affordable disposables and medical supplies for the clinic, hospital, or home care environment. Qtubeâ“¢ Videos are supplied by our manufacturers or produced in house by our Production Team. Most videos are shot in our state of the art showrooms. Current displays include medical, surgical, and a pediatric exam rooms. Look for QuickMedical’s® new television commercial, currently airing in the Seattle market on local ABC affiliate KOMO 4.

About Bemis Health Care:

Since 1971, Bemis Health Care has been addressing the needs of the health care industry by providing high quality, disposable plastic products. Our focus to provide products that collect and dispose of infectious waste leads us into a broad range of markets including Acute Care, Primary Care, and Long-Term Care. In addition to Quick-Drain, Bemis offers a wide range of collection options with our Suction Canister line. Bemis Hi-Flowâ“¢ rigid suction canisters offer a significantly higher flow rate than any other filtered suction canister. Bemis Hydrophobic canisters use a unique dual-filter system that provides superior protection against overflow or premature shutoff. For those facilities that prefer the convenience of suction liners, Quick-Fitâ“¢ is a full-featured liner system that provides safe and easy insertion plus much more. Our SharpSentinel® Sharps Disposal Containers are manufactured using strict quality standards. A variety of sizes from 1 Quart to 11 Gallons, including our 5-quart and 3-gallon wall cabinets, allow staff to select the right container for the application.

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