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Sharpx Needle Destruction Unit

 

 


 
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The Sharpx® Patented Design Is the Most Practical Solution for Needle Destruction Available

  
Versatile Destroys 18- to 30-gauge hypodermic needles 1/2 to 2 inches in length

Dependable One charge destroys as many as 25-100 needles

Fast Needles are destroyed in seconds

Portable Lightweight (2 lbs.) and only 8 1/4" long x 4" wide

Convenient Compact charger and NDU fit almost anywhere a 110v wall outlet is available

Easy, Low Maintenance Built-in drawer opens easily and uses convenient liners for fast debris removal

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Ergonomic Design Efficient handling, easy to transport and use

Smooth Operation Unique portal design guides the needle, makes destroying the needle simple

Battery Status Always Available Two visible and one audible alarm keep you informed

Fast Recharge Fully recharges in 45-90 minutes

Always Accessible Small size and low cost make it practical

The Sharps Attack – A Major Concern for Health Care Workers

As every health care worker knows, the risk of needlestick injuries is a major cause for concern. The Sharpx® needle destruction unit has been designed to quickly and easily destroy contaminated needles at the point of use, thereby reducing the risk of needlesticks without changing accepted procedures or organizational culture.

Sharpx® Is the Common-Sense Solution for Today

There are a number of devices that claim to reduce the risk of needlesticks currently available on the market. Some common examples of these are retractable needle syringes, heavy weight needle grinders and needleless air syringes. Each has its place under certain conditions and in certain situations. What sets Sharpx® apart from these other devices is its permanent method of destroying commonly used needles, its smooth operation and dependability. The advanced technology of the Sharpx® reduces the risk of needlesticks without changing the way you provide care...today. It’s the common-sense approach that can easily and effectively be integrated into your employee safety routines.

The Sharpx® Patented Design Makes the Difference

The patented Sharpx® design performs like no other needlestick solution. Sharpx® uses electric current from its onboard battery to destroy the syringe needle. Waste collection is addressed in two parts: needle debris is captured in a removable receptacle while vaporized gases are directed through a filtration system. Some advantages of Sharpx® are its smooth operation, portability and ease of use. Ergonomically designed and weighing only 2 lbs., the easily portable Sharpx® NDU is designed to be used at the point of the procedure, patient-side. This reduces the risk of injury in the “hot zone” – the distance from the patient procedure to the sharps container. Sharpx® and its compact charger cradle fit conveniently on any flat surface near a 110v wall outlet. This convenience, along with its inherent low cost of operation, make it a practical and effective solution for patient care sites in your facility.


This is the debris left over from approximately 50 needles

Indications for Use

The Sharpx® Needle Destruction Unit is intended for the destruction of 18- to 30-gauge hypodermic needles 1/2-2 inches in length. The unit is for use by health care professionals in outpatient and inpatient treatment settings and clinical laboratories.

Designed for use by health care professional in outpatient and inpatient settings and clinical laboratories:

  • Hospitals
  • Doctors’ Offices
  • Nursing Homes
  • Dentists

Contraindications

Do not use the Sharpx® in any potentially explosive environment or where flammable gases or fluids are stored or used, such as operating rooms, emergency rooms, etc. Using this device near flammable materials may cause an explosion or fire that could result in significant injuries.

Do not use this device with syringes containing flammable materials or that have been used to inject radioactive substances.

Warnings

The device should not be used to destroy suture needles, biopsy needles, or any objects other than stainless steel hypodermic needles.

Product Features

  • Needle Gauges: 18- to 30-gauge needles
  • 7.2 VDC high capacity rechargeable NiCad battery
  • Replaceable emission removal system
  • Replaceable self-cleaning electrode assembly
  • Portable or charger basestation stationary option
  • Ergonomic design for ease of use
  • High-impact lightweight molded plastic construction
  • Visual and audible battery charge status indicators

Quickcharge™ System

  • 60-minute fast charge
  • Peak voltage detection for optimum charge level
  • Automatic switching from fast to trickle charge

Dimensions

  • Length: 8.25"
  • Width: 4"
  • Height: 4"
  • Weight: 2 lbs.

Class III FDA Approved (Reg. No. 980015)

Patents: United States and International Patent Registrations

Meets OSHA regulation requiring single-handed disposal/destruction of needles.

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