The Importance Of Hospital Medical Waste Disposal

An essential function of any medical facility is learning to segregate, store, and safely dispose of various kinds of hospital medical waste. MedPro Disposal is experienced in guiding different facilities and establishments to streamline their hospital waste management, with the aim of preventing the spread of infections to people and keeping the environment safe. Your hospital needs such services to stay compliant while also ensuring that your staff and patients remain safe from the avoidable spread of infections. Even the environment can benefit from quality hospital medical waste removal.

Stay On The Right Side Of The Law With Timely Hospital Medical Waste Disposal

MedPro Disposal’s hospital medical waste removal experts can help keep your practice and clinic compliant with EPA and other laws. With professional support, you will gain a simple and comprehensive understanding of what your facility might be doing wrong with its hospital medical waste storage and disposal framework. Awareness can lead to pro-compliant medical waste removal for your establishment.

What Is Hospital Waste?

The waste that a medical facility can generate during everyday hospital operations carries with it the risk of infecting not only your staff but also patients and members of the public. Discover the essentials you need to know about hospital and medical waste disposal in this article and learn how MedPro Disposal can make a difference.

What Are The Different Types Of Hospital Waste?

The diverse range of medical testing, processes, and pharmaceutical compounding that occur daily in hospitals led to the creation of different medical waste classifications. Each type of hospital waste demands precise handling, storage, transport, and disposal techniques. Let’s explore them in detail.

Examples of Regulated Medical Waste

Sharps Waste

Biomedical waste under this hospital waste category include used “sharps” like needles (blunted and hypothermic), scalpels (also razors and blades), some plastics and medical tubes, syringes, microscope slides, and contaminated or broken glass. They need special storage and disposal to keep from spreading dangerous infections.

Infectious Waste

Potential carriers of infections or pathogens like biohazardous materials come under this hospital waste category. Medical objects or tools are routinely exposed to bodily fluids and tissues, whether they are human or animal in origin. Also included under this classification are sample containers, flasks, blood, swabs, cells, non-reusable items, and bandages. MedPro Disposal exercises scrupulous care when handling and disposing of such hospital waste.

Radioactive Waste

Radiology is a form of therapy used to treat numerous diseases, including cancer. Basic diagnostic technologies also rely on radiology. This includes mammography, X-rays, fluoroscopy, and positron emission tomography (PET). Any medical byproducts exposed to nuclear isotopes are classified under radioactive waste. Companies like MedPro Disposal are experts at preventing widespread health risks caused by the improper handling and disposal of radioactive hospital waste.

Pathological Waste

This type of waste includes anything that contained or came in contact with human or animal body parts (surgical specimens, tissues, organs, bodily fluids extracted post-surgery or autopsy). It is most often generated in hospitals, clinics, and surgery centers. Therefore, careful attention must be shown when disposing of this type of hospital waste.

Pharmaceuticals Waste

Also called hazardous waste, it can pose a significant danger to people through injuries, poisoning, or pollution. This hospital waste category includes old examination and surgical tools, chemical solvents, and various pharmaceuticals. In addition, they can cause significant harm to the environment and people if not disposed of properly.

Chemical Waste

Any long-unused, expired, or excess chemicals essential in hospitals come under this classification. To keep the environment and people safe from physical harm, infection, or pollution, your chemical waste needs to be handled and disposed of by experts like MedPro Disposal.

Genotoxic Waste

Any highly hazardous, teratogenic, mutagenic, or carcinogenic waste that typically sources from cytotoxic drugs after cancer treatments comes under this category. It would be best if you chose professionals to dispose of such hospital waste to avoid becoming non-compliant.

General Non-Regulated Medical Waste

Much like typical office or household waste, hospitals also generate non-regulated waste like food, disposable plastics, paper products, etc. The main differentiating factor that makes such waste potentially dangerous is its proximity to radioactive, biohazardous, or generally hazardous hospital waste. Due to the risk of contamination, general non-regulated medical waste must also be handled with diligent care.

Hospital Waste Management

Hospital waste must be handled and disposed of in a strict, safe, and regulated way to prevent hospital and downstream service staff, clinicians, and the general public from being exposed to potentially hazardous substances or contaminants. With MedPro Disposal, you get a thorough and experienced team who can do this for you.

  • We analyze and study your current medical waste management systems before suggesting ways you can use to optimize your operations.
  • Our registered company helps keep you compliant and has specialized courses to help your staff do the same.
  • Our team is experienced in handling and disposing of all types of hospital waste using approved and efficient scientific equipment and techniques. This includes but is not limited to incineration, autoclaving, vitrification, mechanical/chemical disinfection, and irradiation.
  • We provide attentive and eco-conscious hospital waste disposal services at a fraction of the cost.

Our company can help you improve and streamline your current hospital waste management strategies to ensure the continued health, safety, and well-being of everyone who passes through your doors.

Hospital Waste Disposal Cost

Depending on the extent and frequency of your hospital waste disposal needs, our company will provide thorough and hygienic advice and services to help you stay compliant. In addition, MedPro Disposal’s hospital waste management methods will keep your staff and the public safe from contamination that might arise from infected laboratory, surgical, or other waste generated in hospitals every day.

OSHA & HIPPA Training Programs for Hospitals

MedPro Disposal handles all types of medical and hospital waste and provides licensed and reliable OSHA & HIPPA training courses to help your staff comply with the latest medical waste disposal policies.

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