Sharps Compliance has announced the winners for its semi-annual Fall 20201 scholarship contest. Congratulations!
Each semester Sharps Compliance holds a scholarship contest for eligible students studying healthcare. Three prizes are awarded ranging from $750 to $1,500. Below are this semester’s winners:
|First||Miranda G.||Brown University|
|Second||Ariana G.||University of Pennsylvania|
|Third||Kaylee M.||University of North Texas|
The essay topic for this semester’s contest is below:
The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted nursing homes and other long-term care facilities due to high mortality rates among their residents, staffing shortages, and infection control issues. Proper segregation of pharmaceutical and regulated medical wastes within these settings is highly regulated but difficult to execute during a pandemic when staff is directing their attention elsewhere. Explore current recommendations and requirements for regulated waste management in the long-term care industry and how facilities can create consistent, simple, and compliant waste segregation methods.
Thank you to everyone who participated!