CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio -- A single needle costs approximately 10 cents. Proper handling of that needle cannot be measured in dollars and cents. Just ask the estimated 600,000-plus healthcare workers injured each year by medical needles and sharps.
In mere seconds, the risk and cost associated with needlestick injuries virtually vanishes with the NeedleZap from Health Care Logistics, a leading supplier of products providing "Special Answers to Special Problems." This small, portable device uses low voltage electricity to disable and disintegrate needles. In doing so, it eliminates the threat of serious infection such as HIV and hepatitis to everyone from healthcare workers in direct contact with needles, to janitors and waste workers who are at risk from needles discarded loosely into containers.
Users simply insert a standard needle sized from 16 to 30 gauge, rotate and gently push against specially designed electrodes to activate the automatic process. By reaching temperatures that approach 2,200 degrees F, the NeedleZap - a regulated medical product approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - effectively destroys bloodborne pathogens.
Designed to be operated using only one hand, the NeedleZap, which can be operated by battery or adapter, is equally easy to clean. Simply remove the magnetic, stainless steel clean-out tray to discard built-up debris from destroyed needles. To maintain optimum performance, it is recommended the tray be replaced after approximately 100 uses.
A Mobile Health Kit is specially designed for healthcare workers on the go and includes a NeedleZap, AC adapter/charger, DC adapter/charger, two antimicrobial wipes, and a pair of latex gloves in a secure carrying case.
Source: Health Care Logistics