different types of medical waste disposal methods

Different Types of Medical Waste & Their Disposal Methods

Medical waste—usually defined as any potentially infectious material produced in a healthcare facility—comes in many different types. For example, a routine checkup may produce sharps waste (like needles) or “red bag” waste like bandages or surgical gloves. Proper handling and disposal of the different types of medical waste is...
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Is It Safe to Throw Away Old Pill Bottles?

Over 70% of Americans use prescription medications. With hundreds of prescriptions ordered every day, pill bottles—full or empty—require safe handling to prevent the leak of sensitive PHI. The label on pill bottles contains several pieces of private PHI such as a patient’s name, address, an RX number, how often...
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Pill Bottle Shredding: What to Do With Old Bottles

With over 70% of Americans using prescription medications, the amount of pill bottles used each day in the US is staggering. To efficiently manage the private information contained on prescription medication packaging, you must streamline safe disposal processes. Watch the video or read the transcript below to find out...
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Do I Need Yellow or Black Containers for My Chemo Waste?

Properly disposing of your medical waste reduces exposure for your employees and helps keep the environment clean and safe. If you produce chemotherapy waste, you will be dealing with hazardous and borderline hazardous waste that you must handle and dispose properly. What Is Chemo Waste? Chemo waste includes materials...
Properly Disposing of Medical Waste

How To Properly Dispose Medical Waste

Medical waste can be harmful and aid in the spread of infectious diseases. In order to protect patients and employees, medical waste needs to be properly disposed. Watch the video below or read the following transcript for a guide on proper medical waste disposal. Video Transcript What is Medical...
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Shredding Pill Bottles and Pharmaceutical Waste

An individual’s health file contains more information about that person than anyone else should be able to see. If the wrong person were to get their hands on such private information, they would easily be able to take advantage. To help prevent this possibility from becoming a reality, there...