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Broken instruments

Isn’t it unethical to use broken double ended instruments? I was shocked to be reprimanded for placing a broken instrument in the Sharps container. Because the Dr. would still use it! First off, if one end is broken, I am sure the other is sure to follow. Flipping it to use the other end seems dangerous to me. I am really trying to be reasonable but this is asking TOO much.

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I don’t know if I would call it unethical, but perhaps it isn’t the best practice. I agree with you that if one end has broke, the other end is sure to follow. Have you explained this to your doctor? In my opinion, its a bit over the top to be reprimanded because you were looking out for patient safety, I would be shocked if that happened too! After explaining to your doctor about patient safety, if they want to keep using the instrument, the liability is on them. Just don’t use the broken instruments yourself. 🙂

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