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How to Safely Reuse Sharps Containers

Reusable Sharps Containers
Why continually buy disposable sharps containers when you can buy reusable ones? Believe it or not, sharps containers can be reused if they are designed to be reused and handled and decontaminated properly. Reusable sharps containers provide many benefits over their disposable counterparts.   Benefits of Reusable Sharps Containers Less waste in landfills Sharps and…

What Happens to Used Needles and Syringes?

Needles and Syringes
Needles and syringes are commonly used in hospitals, physicians’ offices, clinics, and other various healthcare practices. We usually don’t think of them in positive light because of the pain sometimes associated with them. But what happens once they’ve been used?   What is a Sharps Container? Once you’ve used a sharp (which is another name…

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,…

Quick Guide to Sharps Containers

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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…

Protection against Pregnancy and HIV with New Birth Control  

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In the global fight to control the spread of HIV and address birth control to help women in countries that are experiencing overpopulation and reduced quality of life for both women and children, there is a new trial involving a vaginal ring that acts as both a contraceptive and releases an anti-HIV drug.   Researchers have…

10 Do’s and Don’t’s of Proper Sharps Disposal 

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Improperly disposed sharps pose a serious threat not only to healthcare professionals and their patients, but also to medical waste specialists and members of the community. To help you eliminate this threat and ensure the safety of your staff and others, here are 10 Dos and Don’t’s of proper sharps container disposal.   DO: Immediately place used needles and other sharps in their…

Veterinary Office Medical Waste Information 

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Veterinarian offices are often a flurry of patients and pet parents in all states of emotional disarray. It is easy for staff to forget about medical waste guidelines when dealing with injuries and treatments. The priority for safety and efficacy must prevail to assure hazardous waste is appropriately dealt with.  Each state, and in many…

Everything You Wanted to Know About Mailing Back Medical Waste

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If your practice generates even a small amount of medical waste, you’re most likely aware of the myriad local and federal regulations that go along with said waste. The number of workplace and environmental safety guidelines are staggering. About the only thing more daunting to try and keep up with are the ever-changing Meaningful Use…

5 Things to Consider Before Purchasing Sharps Containers

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You wouldn’t use a pitching wedge to put a golf ball or a spatula to whisk eggs, so why would you use an old plastic jug to store your used needles? Just as you’ve got to select the right club for the job, you’ve got to make sure you purchase the right sharps containers to…

Where Do I Get Sharps Containers?

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Where Can You Obtain a Sharp Container? To obtain a sharps container, there are a couple of options you should consider. The first option is to buy a container through a medical waste disposal company. You can get a sharp container through medical waste disposal companies by ether calling them or ordering the box online.…
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