South Dakota Medical Waste Savings
Named proudly after the Lakota and Dakota Native American tribes, South Dakota still houses a large portion of Native American descent. November 2nd, 1889 marks the day South Dakota officially became a state. Sioux Falls, South Dakota, serves as the largest city, dominating the population sector as well.
Bisected by the Missouri River, South Dakota is essentially divided into two portions. Local residents refer to the respective areas as the “East River”, and “West River”. The eastern sector of the state is known for its fertile soil, bringing plenty of opportunity for fertile crop. West of the river is known for its ranching and relies on its tourism as well. The Native Americans reside mainly west of the river. Mount Rushmore, which is a major tourist destination, is located west of the river as well.
South Dakota may not be among the top contenders in regards to state production of output, however, South Dakota brings plenty of other facets to the table. Retail, finance, and health care industries bring majority of the jobs and wealth to the state. Government spending serves as one largely important aspect to the economic stance of the state. Roughly 10% of the economic production of South Dakota is largely in part to the Ellsworth Air Force Base, near Rapid City. This is the second largest standalone employer in South Dakota. In combination with service industries and military influence, agriculture is in the driver seat for South Dakota. With large farming grounds and plentiful land, fertile crops are harvested not only for the people, but for the performance of South Dakota’s economy.
Sioux Falls is single-handedly the largest town in the great state of South Dakota. The 2010 census recorded a population of 153,888 residents. Founded in 1856, retail, finance, and health care have grown to be the major driving forces of economic performance. Originally, South Dakota was highly reliant on their farming capabilities. Next in line is Rapid City. With a population of roughly 68,000, Rapid City stands in second place, right behind Sioux Falls. The economy of Rapid City is largely based on their attraction for tourism and defense spending. The Ellsworth Air Force Base, spoken of earlier, is a great contributor to tourism outcome.
Just as many would believe, the health care industry covers anywhere from the West and East River, to the great farming plains of rural South Dakota. MedPro Disposal has rural and urban South Dakota covered. Our main priority is to educate the citizens and health care professionals about safe-handling and proper disposal of your generated medical waste.
Any item that has come in contact with bodily fluids is considered medical waste. Further in depth, it is any solid waste that is generated in the diagnosis, treatment, or immunization of a human. At one point in time, this waste was collected in a special waste bag, yet was disposed of just as any normal garbage would be. Well, with any action comes a result, and research found that this waste was doing more harm than good. In doing so, spread of disease and virus occurred and outbreaks could’ve happened at any moment.
Today, when going to any doctor office, you will see the biohazardous red container and lined bag inside each room.
To put it all in perspective, let’s use gauze pads for example. Once these gloves have had their use, they must immediately go into a medical waste container. In recent years, the CDC released a saddening statistic. Roughly 17 million people were infected by improper medical waste disposal. Upwards of 99,000 people ended up losing their life, when it very well should’ve been prevented.
Events like so are very well due to improper education and handling. MedPro Disposal has solutions to these problems. We handle this medical waste daily, and we know the steps to safe handling.
Keeping your non-hazardous and hazardous waste separated is highly important. Gauze, sharps, gloves, needles, anything that plays a part in treating a patient, must be segregated from the non-hazardous waste that is generated. If the two were ever to mix together, the entire waste container is deemed hazardous, to bypass any wrongdoings that could result.
Safety is MedPro’s main concern. With safety, safe handling and compliant practicing have shown to follow. MedPro offers many different services. With beautiful parks and rural landscape, MedPro’s goal is to keep a great state like that of South Dakota up and running to its best ability. Our RMW service is the bread and butter to proper disposal of biohazard medical waste.
Our OSHA Compliance Training is stood by proudly by MedPro. The idea of safe practice and handling that we never seem to stop talking about is largely due to the online portal. Not only will you always be up to OSHA standards, but your employees will be fine-tuned in all areas of medical waste handling. Roughly 5.6 million individuals and growing handle medical waste day in and day out. With that amount of people, there is great room for error. OSHA training simplifies the idea of getting everyone up to speed and trained. This is done at each representatives pace. Many people we work with have shown to do a little bit each day, whenever they have time. The sooner you get it done, the less to worry about, and less a chance to not pass OSHA compliance standards.
MedPro Disposal is here for the state of South Dakota. We can save you money on your medical waste, and allow you to put some money back into your facility. Medical costs are constantly rising, and many healthcare professionals were looking for a way to cut their current spend. MedPro came in to the game to save customers money, all for the same service they would get anywhere else. Customers have shown annual savings anywhere from 20-40%. Get back to your patients, we have this one covered for you.