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Slewis7313
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Travelling with sharps

Postby Slewis7313 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:57 pm

Has anyone any experience with disposal of sharps / syringes when abroad? We are off to spain on Saturday and taking my daily anti-thrombosis (Clexane) syringes with us. I don't particularly want to bring them back with us!

Steve

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Re: Travelling with sharps

Postby MSH » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:16 pm

Steve, you should be able to get a sharp's box to dispose of the used needles from the district nurses. You'll probably have to bring them back though, their disposal is pretty tightly regulated.

Cathy
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Re: Travelling with sharps

Postby Cathy » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:43 pm

Hi Steve

Snap! We go to Greece and have daily clexane injections.

We've got a little syringe "bin" that we take on our travels.

Cathy

Slewis7313
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Re: Travelling with sharps

Postby Slewis7313 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:39 pm

Thanks both!

Steve

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Re: Travelling with sharps

Postby Cathy » Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:16 pm

Oh, and have a lovely holiday!!

You can get travel sized Palmers you know... :wink:

Cathy x

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Re: Travelling with sharps

Postby karen17 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:22 pm

Wishing you a well deserved lovely holiday Steve xx

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Re: Travelling with sharps

Postby J_T » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:55 pm

Yes, have a fab time! x

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Re: Travelling with sharps

Postby Bee » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:23 pm

Have a wonderful holiday, and forget all about PC!!
Bee x

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Re: Travelling with sharps

Postby KATB » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:32 pm

Have a brill holiday - you deserve it!

K
x

Slewis7313
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Re: Travelling with sharps

Postby Slewis7313 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:37 am

Thanks again all... Don't start me on the Palmers again Cathy!

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Re: Travelling with sharps

Postby Cathy » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:20 am

LOL!!

Have fun.... :)

xx