Whether performing tasks for inpatient or outpatient care in hospitals, clinics, surgical facilities, drug rehabilitation centers, or aged care facilities, nurses in these high-pressure environments are required to perform quickly and efficiently. They make use of sophisticated equipment and their high level of training to deliver the best possible care to their patients. Ironically, while they use streamlined procedures and modern technology for patient care, there are still high risks of injury because of simple glass ampoules.
Glass ampoules are traditionally opened with bare hands. Nurses are exposed to the possibility of sharps injury each time they break an ampoule with their unprotected hands. Even other ampoule breakers still carry such risks because they do not fully protect the user’s hands. All too often nurses hear horror stories from their colleagues of glass ampoules shattering in their hands.
How can you avoid sharps injuries?
Our line of ampoule openers give users peace of mind by making it easy, quick, and completely safe to open glass ampoules any time. AO Ampoule Opener and AO+ Ampoule Opener have an impressive array of features (click here to see a full competitive comparison).
- Completely eliminate injuries from broken glass
- Reduce unnecessary exposure to ampoule contents and drugs
- Avoid the risk of spillage
- Enable easy tracking of ampoules and syringes
- Radically limit needle stick injury when changing needles or when extracting drugs from an ampoule
The AO and AO+ give nurses total peace of mind by offering complete protection from sharps injuries when working with glass ampoules.
If you would like to get a sense of how our openers function, click on any of the videos on the right to view the aspects of safety in our designs. Go to the video section at top of home page for longer versions of the videos for greater details.
To see how the AO+ helps prevent occupational hazards, please watch the video below on needlestick injury prevention.
Ready to choose the right ampoule opener? Click here to learn about selecting the right opener for the ampoules used in your nursing application.