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Pharmaceutical Waste – Why it’s Important to Dispose of it Properly

Pharmaceutical Waste
As the amount of individuals being admitted to hospitals and other healthcare facilities continues rising each year, so does the number of pharmaceutical products being prescribed or purchased over the counter. Many patients also don’t complete a course of medication because of allergic reactions or unpleasant side effects, resulting in a lot of pharmaceutical waste...Read Article

The Relationship Between Hospitals, Needles, and Disposal

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Ever since the common practice of using needles by Alexander Fleming in the early 20th century, needles and syringes have been commonly used to either administer medication or extract fluids – most commonly blood – from patients for testing. Where it stands right now, syringes and needles have become a lot safer than their past...Read Article

What is a PFAS and how does it Impact your Community?

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A number of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) comprise of various man-made chemical substances that include PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and a number of other chemicals, and they have been created and used in several different industries around the world since as far back as the 1940s.  These chemicals are extremely persistent in the human body...Read Article

How Vaccinations are Increasing the Demand for Medical Waste Disposal

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The COVID vaccine schedule is well on track in the US at the moment and is expected to increase exponentially within the very near future. More than 80 million vaccines had been administered between December 2020 and March 2021 and the US government plans to administer a further three million vaccines per day by the...Read Article

What is SBAR and Why is It Important?

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Poor communication amongst colleagues in a healthcare setting is often considered the root cause of complications when it comes to patient care. Miscommunication pertaining to a patient may lead to unwanted consequences such as a misdiagnosis or ineffective treatment. This happens when critical information is omitted from interactions between healthcare practitioners which may come about...Read Article

Business Associate Agreements, HIPAA’s Primary Enforcement Tool

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It is widely known that HIPAA covers a vast majority of the private sector. HIPAA’s coverage ranges from healthcare providers to insurance companies, to healthcare clearinghouses as well as third parties that these entities interact with. The list is simply vast and the fact that HIPAA is primarily concerned with protecting non-electronic and electronic Protected...Read Article

Webinar: Protect your Practice During COVID-19

Protect your Practice During COVID-19: Cyber Security, HIPAA & OSHA Compliance With COVID-19 causing changes in the healthcare industry are you protecting your practice? While the threat of a crisis like COVID-19 pandemic was always a possibility only a few healthcare practices and providers have prepared for it. Forced to adapt to ever-changing circumstances, some...Read Article

Cost-effective solutions to reduce medical waste

A recent study showed that hospitals produce nearly 6 million tons of medical waste every year. Unlike regular trash, hospitals and medical facilities must dispose of medical waste in a safe and compliant way. This can get quite costly over time. So how can those in the healthcare industry cut down on the cost of...Read Article

What Is HIPAA Compliance and How to Do it Right

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UPDATE: Looking for how to report a HIPAA compliance violation? Visit this HHS.gov complaint reporting page. It’s 3 am and you’ve had so much coffee, Juan Valdez just called to ask for time off. If you could just practice medicine, your life would be 9 million times easier. The thicket of HIPAA compliance is a...Read Article

OSHA Standards for Medical Waste and State Guideline Link

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Keeping patients and staff safe when dealing with blood borne pathogens is strictly regulated by the OSHA as well as additional guidelines dictated per state. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) created the Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens Standard in 1991. The purpose is for the protection of the over 5.6 million healthcare and...Read Article
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