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Disposing of Pharmaceutical Waste

Pharmaceutical Waste
Pharmaceutical waste is one of the many types of regulated medical waste. It must be handled differently than biohazard waste and sharps waste. Disposal of it also depends on whether you’re a healthcare entity or a sole individual.   What is Pharmaceutical Waste? Pharmaceutical waste is defined as unused, expired, or leftover medication that can’t...Read Article

Shredding Your Records to be HIPAA-Compliant

Shredding Records
Healthcare facilities that possess patient medical records have a legal duty to secure and destroy these records. HIPAA regulates guidelines about how and when to destroy patient medical files. Documentation that needs to be destroyed includes patient medical charts and any medical reports that include confidential patient health information.   Shredding Your Paper Records HIPAA...Read Article

Quick Guide to Medical Waste Bins

Quick Guide to Medical Waste Bins
Medical waste is all infectious or potentially infectious material produced in a medical facility. Everyone has various types of medical waste that are produced, which you can’t just throw away in the regular trash. There’s a process for proper disposal, which includes segregating the waste into their assigned containers, bags, and bins. At MedPro Disposal,...Read Article

Common HIPAA Violations

Common HIPAA Violations
When it comes to HIPAA regulations, it can be overwhelming. Non-compliance can lead to hefty fines and/or jail time. At MedPro Disposal we took the time to list some of the most common HIPAA violations for you. Intruding on Healthcare Records Accessing any health records for reasons other than treatment, payment, or healthcare operations is...Read Article

The Two Biggest Issues When Deciding on an OSHA Compliance Program

OSHA Compliance Program
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires US businesses to complete compliance training to ensure your business is meeting workplace safety standards. Selecting one can be an overwhelming process because there are so many options to choose from for your OSHA compliance program.  MedPro Disposal provides compliance training options custom-tailored to fit the needs of your...Read Article

What Is and Isn’t Considered Medical Waste?

Medical Waste Materials
Medical waste is a large concept on its own and trying to remember all the materials that falls into it can be a daunting task. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), medical waste is defined as:  Liquids or infectious materials that have the potential to release contaminants, items that have dried hazardous...Read Article

Quick Guide to Sharps Containers

Sharps Container
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that all your sharps, which include needles, syringes, lancets, auto-injectors, infusion sets, and connection sets, should be disposed of into approved sharps containers. These containers provide a safe and efficient way for you to dispose of any materials that could potentially cut or puncture skin and cause infection.  Per the...Read Article

What Is Biohazard Waste?

Biohazard Waste
Biohazard waste, also known as infectious or biomedical waste, is any type of waste that involves infectious or potentially infectious materials or substances. Examples include bodily fluids, such as blood, infectious agents, pathological waste, animal waste, sharps and DNA or RNA samples.  Proper handling will avoid spreading infection. It’s important to know the different types of...Read Article

Telehealth: A New Route in Healthcare

Telehealth
The past 18 months have been challenging for businesses across a wide array of industries. Healthcare providers have been faced with a challenge across several fronts. Not only are many employees serving on the front line in our collective battle against COVID-19, but they have continued to risk personal health and safety to serve their...Read Article

In the Eyes of the Intern: Anna

Remote Intern - Anna
After my remote internship with MedPro Disposal for the past couple of months, I can confidently say I’ve gotten a better look at the marketing world and how important marketing is. The healthcare industry is heavily trafficked by multiple corporations and companies, so it was interesting to see how MedPro Disposal is able to reach...Read Article
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