“Tide-ily” “Wisk” Away “All” Used Needles

December 31, 2006

Patients with diabetes can use anempty laundry detergent jug to disposeof used insulin needles at home.

Patients with diabetes can use anempty laundry detergent jug to disposeof used insulin needles at home.These containers typically have a narrowneck, which will prevent spillageif one is accidentally knocked over.Advise patients to replace the capwhen the jug is full and to mark thecontainer "medical waste".
---- C. M. Morris, PA-C
Glasgow, Ky