The Safest Way to Recap a NeedleCreated by:
The best way to get rid of used needles is to throw them away in the sharps disposal container instantly in order to avoid any injuries. In case the disposal box is not available at the same time, you will need to recap the needle first. If you need to put the cap back on the needle (recap), never bend or break the needle and never remove a hypodermic needle from the syringe by hand. Recapping should be performed using a mechanical device or the one-handed technique. After recapping, needles should be placed in a disposal container at the next available opportunity.
The One-Handed Needle Recapping Method
Step 1: Place the cap on a flat surface like the table or counter with something firm to "push" the needle cap against
Step 2: Holding the syringe with the needle attached in one hand, slip the needle into the cap without using the other hand
Step 3: Push the capped needle against a firm object to “seat” the cap onto the needle firmly using only one hand.
the technique is shown in the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYUbpBLceTg