In the Eyes of the Intern: Kendall

Intern - Kendall
This week, I started my third week of being a marketing intern for MedPro Disposal. A lot has happened during my first two weeks, but I have learned so much in the short amount of time I have been an intern here. As the only in-office marketing intern, I have been juggling multiple projects and...Read Article

MedPro Disposal Welcomes Summer Intern Class

Summer Interns
Last week, MedPro Disposal welcomed six new summer interns to the Naperville office, five sales and one marketing, and two remote marketing interns. Over seven weeks, our summer interns will learn about the company and its history and services, the sales process, and will be able to apply and work on their skills through various...Read Article

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?

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?

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

associate agreements
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