A nurse has just completed a blood draw for a patient with unknown HIV status. Which of the following is the correct way to dispose of the needle?
Carefully recap the needle and place it in the nearest puncture-resistant container.
Place the needle into any biohazard disposal container if there is not a puncture-resistant one nearby.
Place the needle in the nearest puncture-resistant container.
Break the needle then place it in a puncture-resistant container far away from patient care areas.
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