Stryker's Cactus Smart Sink System securely captures partially administered, nonhazardous controlled substances and renders them non-retrievable and unusable. The Cactus Smart Sink System helps reduce drug diversion and improve patient safety while also reducing the impact on the environment.
When Dr. Homer Stryker, an orthopaedic surgeon from Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S.A., found that certain medical products were not meeting his patients’ needs, he invented new ones. As interest in these products grew, Dr. Stryker started a company in 1941 to produce them.
Today, we are one of the world's leading medical technology companies. Our growth is based on a diverse array of innovative products and services in orthopaedics, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes – which we achieve through the dedication of our more than 33,000 employees globally.
We are well-positioned to continue serving the worldwide medical community for generations to come. We think Dr. Stryker would be pleased.
Stryker’s Cactus Smart Sink System is an easy-to-use, “green” waste solution for partially administered, non-hazardous controlled substances pharmaceuticals. It accepts unused portions or partial doses of controlled substances and provides for a secure alternative to a sink, toilet, red sharps container, or waste bin for drug waste. This innovative and compact system helps bring medical facilities into compliance by eliminating the impact to our environment while preventing unauthorized use of partially administered DEA-regulated controlled substances.
The Cactus Smart Sink System automatically secures and renders controlled substance waste unusable and non-recoverable while providing a secured bridge from traditional drug disposal to proper and responsible disposal.
This system utilizes two replaceable cartridges: one liquid cartridge for liquid waste and one solid cartridge for capsules, tablets, and patches. Both cartridges allow for continuous disposal over time and are designed to last up to 90 days. The system utilizes automatic timers and weight indicators providing notice when cartridges are full or have expired. The system also allows you to choose a preferred expiration date by using the built-in timer selector switch.
The Cactus Smart Sink System helps bring medical facilities into compliance by providing a secured and environmentally friendly method of disposal.
-It facilitates properly witnessed wasting of narcotics in the open and near the drug dispensing systems where needed, improving safety and saving time.
-It allows for up-front waste documentation and facilitates this process to be completed immediately (when controlled substances are dispensed) rather than later.
-It provides for secure disposal of partially administered, nonhazardous controlled substances, as opposed to the insertion of drugs into red sharps containers.
-It reduces the opportunities for drug diversion by facilitating two-person witnessed-wasting and by keeping partially filled vials and syringes out of red sharps containers, which have become a key source for drug diversion in medical facilities.
Features & Options
-Patented Proprietary Mixture: This patented technology uses a combination of denaturants and deterrents to render drugs unusable and non-recoverable in accordance with the DEA standards for controlled substance disposal.
-Secure System: The Smart Sink and PharmaLock OR are fully locking systems, complete with universal key sets. Additionally, the Smart Sink has an alarm system with both audible and visual alerts that notify the user when the lid is unlocked and when the cartridges have reached roughly 90% of their wasting capacity.
-Technology: Offers both audible and visual alerts that notify the user when the cartridges are roughly 90% full.
Cactus Smart Sink
-Accepts both liquid and solid pharmaceutical waste. Solids are accepted in the form of tablets, capsules, and patches.
-Liquid cartridge solidifies drugs within 15 seconds with a wasting capacity of 3.6 L.
-Solids cartridge features a uniquely designed pill maze and patch slot, rendering drugs acutely non-divertible with a max wasting volume of 1.7 L (approximately 1,500 pills).
-Locking lid with a universal key set for added security.
-Audible and visual alarm system that alerts user when lid is locked.
-Audible and visual alerts to notify user when cartridges are full.
-Can be wall or countertop mounted.
-Comes with antimicrobial, wipeable exterior.
-Powered by either a battery or AC adaptor unit.
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