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A Drug Diverter Comes Clean - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine - December 2017

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1 3 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 7 N ot long ago, disposing of liq- uid waste was a most unpleasant task. You'd either have to pull off the tops of canisters and dump the liquid down a hopper, a crude method that carried with it the constant risk of splashback of blood and body fluids. Or you'd solidify the canisters of waste and dump them into red bags that a medical waste hauler who charged LIQUID WASTE DISPOSAL Down the Drain Or Direct to Drain? Our search for a simple, safe and cost- effective solution for fluid waste disposal. Darlene Hinkle, MSN, RN, CNOR | Allentown, Pa. • SEAL THE DEAL By using wall-mounted ports, you can pump fluids from your sealed canisters directly into sewage.

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