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What is Medical Waste?

Medical Waste
Medical waste is one of the byproducts of many different medical practices. The handling and disposal of this waste is distinct from other forms of waste disposal. Hazardous and biohazardous waste can place many people in danger of exposure to radiation, disease and other dangerous materials. It is important to be aware of the different...Read Article

What Is the Difference Between Hazardous and Biohazardous Waste?

Hazardous vs Biohazardous Waste
Different types of waste are regulated to protect us and the environment from exposure to them. Hazardous and biohazardous materials can put people, animals, and the environment at risk. You have to determine what kind of waste you’re dealing with and how to store and dispose of it properly. There are specific protocols and regulations...Read Article

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

needles disposal
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

vaccine waste disposal
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
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