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What Is Mail Back Sharps Disposal & How Does It Work?

Nov 22, 2019  /  0 Comments  /  by If you work around needles, you’re probably familiar with the fact that you need to dispose of them separately from other kinds of medical waste. But once you collect them in a sharps container, what do you do next? How do you dispose of your sharps? One of the most convenient and cost-effective options is […]

Medical Waste Disposal: Regulators & Enforcers

Nov 08, 2019  /  0 Comments  /  by Medical waste is waste that’s been contaminated by blood, body fluids, or other potentially infectious materials, as a result posing a risk of transmitting infection. Common medical waste producers or generators include: Hospitals Health clinics Physician offices Dental practices Home health care Veterinary clinics Nursing homes To learn what different types of medical waste there […]

The Medical Waste Disposal Process

Nov 01, 2019  /  0 Comments  /  by Because of its hazardous nature, medical waste is disposed of in a process that is different compared to other kinds of waste products. In general, after the medical waste is collected and separated out by type, it is sterilized before recycling or disposal. In most cases, a modern sterilization tool called an autoclave is used […]

Tips for Hazardous Medical Waste Disposal

Oct 18, 2019  /  0 Comments  /  by Because hazardous medical waste can be dangerous to humans, animals, and the environment, you must take extra care when it comes to hazardous medical waste disposal. For both your safety and the safety of others, it’s important to make sure that you don’t just throw away hazardous medical waste. Below are some tips on how […]

How to Properly Dispose Medical Waste: The Go-To Guide

 /  0 Comments  /  by Medical waste is defined as any form of potentially infectious material produced at health care facilities like physician offices, urgent care centers, and hospitals. Common types of medical waste include: Anatomical/Pathological waste Bandages, gloves, & other supplies Microbiological cultures & stocks Blood Products Sharps OPIMs Each type of medical waste has different procedures for proper […]

What Is Regulated Medical Waste (RMW)?

 /  0 Comments  /  by Regulated medical waste (RMW)—also known as “biohazardous” or “infectious medical” waste—refers to wastes that contain blood, body fluids, or other potentially infectious materials like sharps, as a result posing a risk of transmitting infection. There are several main categories of RMWs, including: Pathological and anatomical wastes Blood, body fluids, and OPIMs Microbiological waste Sharps Isolation […]

Does HIPAA Apply to Medical Waste?

Oct 10, 2019  /  0 Comments  /  by HIPAA’s main purpose is to protect the privacy of protected health information (PHI), and although traditional medical records are typically what comes to mind, there can also be PHI in types of medical waste like: Blood collection vessels Medications Specimen cups Sharps Empty IV bags & tubing If you would like to learn more about […]