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Destroying Your Electronic Health Records

Destroying Your Electronic Health Records
Confidentiality of patients is the top priority of HIPAA (also known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). Part of this includes destroying patient health records after a certain period of time.   Why do I Need to Destroy Patient Records? Safeguarding patient health records from breaches keeps your practice HIPAA compliant. HIPAA requires…

Examples of Regulated Medical Waste

Examples of Regulated Medical Waste
Medical waste disposal is a heavily regulated industry to ensure the safety of the population and the environment. Because of regulations, the term regulated medical waste has been coined. But what exactly does it mean and what are some examples of it?   The Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988 In 1988, the Environmental Protection…

The 4 Major Types of Medical Waste

Major Types of Medical Waste
There are 4 major types of medical waste: hazardous, infectious, radioactive, and sharps. Each type has different disposal needs, but many require a medical waste disposal company for handling. All are considered dangerous and there can be long-term consequences if handled improperly. Below are the 4 major types of medical waste.   Hazardous Medical Waste…

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,…

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…

How to Select A Medical Waste Disposal Company

Medical Waste Disposal
When looking for a medical waste disposal company, it is important to consider many things to ensure that the vendor is providing the most effective, cost-efficient and safest methods of disposal. It is equally important to ask the following critical questions and address potential concerns prior to choosing a disposal company.   Reducing Medical Waste…

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…

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…

Laredo, Texas Medical Waste Disposal

laredo, tx medical waste disposal
Texas-Specific Regulations for Proper Disposal of Medical Waste Since it became one of the official United States in the mid-1800s, people have been flocking to the great state of Texas. In fact, back in the 19th-century, the letters “G.T.T” became common shorthand for “Gone to Texas.” This was the quick way people let their families…

Alpharetta, GA – Medical Waste Disposal

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As a suburb of Atlanta, GA, Alpharetta enjoys the beauty of their scenic location with the advantages of urban access. In the center of Alpharetta is the Historic District that boasts some of the buildings that date back to the late 19th century and some even older. However, this town also includes a number of…
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