Lafayette, LA Medical Waste Disposal Savings
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Medical Waste Disposal Lafayette, LA
Located along the Vermilion River, “The Hub City” is one of the top cities in Louisiana in terms of size. The 2010 Census had the population resting at just over 120,600 people. Early on, it was founded by the name of Vermilionville, back in 1821. Jean Mouton, whom was a French-speaking man was to thank for this. 1884 grew near, and the city was eventually renamed. The American Army general, General Lafayette, was honored by naming the city after him.
The city’s economy early on was highly reliant on farming and agriculture, until the 1940’s reached. Petroleum and natural gas industries started to filter in, and quickly. These industries dominated the industry and still do.
Lafayette is highly unique. It is considered to be the hub of Acadiana, where Cajun and Creole culture meet. Due to France’s defeat in the Seven Years’ War, the Acadian’s relocated in response to their expulsion by the British. These individuals migrated from eastern Canada in the late 18th century.
The National Guard headquarters calls Lafayette, Louisiana home. The 256th Infantry Brigade is stationed here, home to upwards of 3,000 soldiers. Many are unaware that these soldiers served in Iraq in 2004 and 2005. These individuals were deployed a second time in 2010. In addition to the national guard, the United States Marine Corps Reserve Unit was stationed in Lafayette. This unit was an Anti-Terrorism Battalion lead by Captain Cole Clements.
Housing more than 120,000 people, there are quite a few events to attend, restaurants to give a try, and places of interest. Downtown Lafayette has the Cajun culture and architecture written all over it. If at all interested in the Cajun and Creole culture, Vermilionville is one of the largest living history museums. There are restored structures dating anywhere from 1765-the late 1890’s.
To keep 120,000 people healthy and moving, healthcare must be at the top of the list in means of priorities. Whether you are like Lafayette General Medical Center, or University Hospital & Clinics, small or large, MedPro Disposal seeks to work with you. This is a required service. We know the measures to take in order to assure your practice OSHA Compliancy and safe-handling. With the various diseases and sicknesses that people experience in today’s day, waste piles up. All this is very important, however, many are unsure what exactly goes in to the whole process.
Before we get ahead of ourselves, let us catch you up to speed in order to make sure you know the basics. What exactly is medical waste? We hear this question more than you might think. At this point in time, you are talking to professionals on the topic. Biohazard medical waste is defined as very simple, and an example will do best. Let’s say surgical gloves, for example, are used on a patient. Once these gloves have gotten their use, it is required as well as essential that they find their way in a biohazard medical waste bin immediately following their use. In addition to these surgical gloves, gauze pads, bandages, needles, they all make up biohazardous waste. In 2011, the CDC released a statistic highlighting the amount of individuals in America that were running into infection as a result of improper handling and disposal of these wastes. 17 million people were infected, eventually leading to 99,000 of them experiencing death. This was all a result of the lack of procedures in place, as well as the lack of education. Safety is the first step.
Safety is every facility’s first order of business. Without safety, problems are sure to come. This is why our OSHA Compliance training is highly recommended. OSHA compliance not only will teach your faculty the do’s and don’ts, but will certify them to handle your medical waste. The online portal is easily accessible and convenient for healthcare professionals. Time is of the essence, we understand. This is why the feature of saving your progression is essential to the portal. At any time can you come back and pick up where you left off. Once safety is in every practices daily rituals, the waste can be picked up and disposed of properly.
Many don’t truly know how the process of medical waste removal works. To begin, you must completely sort the different types of waste. Sterilization is the next line of business. Our autoclaves serve their purpose by forcing all of the air out of the unit. The intense heat that follows behind is done by our incinerators, which kills off any bacteria that may thrive prior. In this severe heat that the incinerator produces, no bacteria stand a chance. Finally, the item can either be disposed of completely or recycled back into use.
Aside from the entire process, MedPro has quite a few services to offer. Whether it be medical waste disposal, biohazard waste disposal, or sharps disposal, MedPro can make it work.
Our main bread and butter is the RMW service. This is our biohazard medical waste disposal. Being in the area, MedPro handles this waste for you at a frequency suiting you. At any time, adjust that frequency, free of charge. Waste buildup does one of two things. First, your practice is now at risk for being uncompliant to OSHA standards. Secondly, hospitals and doctors’ offices must be clean and pristine at all times. Getting rid of each medical waste container as soon as it has filled is our main concern.
The Sharps Disposal program is another frequently asked for service. Defined simply as any biohazardous material that can puncture skin and also is contaminated with bodily fluids, sharps disposal is top-notch when it comes to safety. If you are a clinic that generates contaminated needles and syringes, you are required by law to dispose of these items properly. In order to be up to OSHA standards, you must have a proper puncture-proof container, care from the medical community, proper training, and a licensed removal company. We are that licensed removal company, and we can save you money.
MedPro Disposal came into the game in order to help facilities cut annual costs. On average, we save our customers 20-40% on their medical waste in comparison to their current spend. Medical costs are constantly on the rise, and many practices are looking for an alternative solution. MedPro solely is concerned with saving your facility money, certifying your faculty in OSHA Compliance, and getting you back to your patients. The city of Lafayette is in MedPro’s best interest at all times.