October 13th is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. Hospice caregivers offer guidance and support to help patients…

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Placenta Waste In Hospitals and At Home

How to dispose of medical waste such as the placenta after birth. Medical waste includes everything from lab cultures and stocks to donated blood to tissue excised for testing or to remove disease.  Anatomical waste is a specific kind of medical waste, and has specific disposal rules that come with it.  Some of this waste,…

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At-Home Birth and Medical Waste

A home birth begets a crash course in DIY medical waste disposal. Here’s what you need to know. At-home births are becoming more popular amongst families for ease, comfort, and a familiar surrounding. Of course, with home births comes waste that is not exactly safe for regular household trash. Home birth professionals can help the…

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Are Pregnancy Tests & Urine Containers Medical Waste?

Most medical waste requirements usually detail and outline definitions of what constitutes infectious waste, pathological waste, and so on. Here is one gray area… Medical waste requirements by state do a great job of outlining what is considered medical waste and what is not. On the obvious list of medical waste includes cultures and stocks…

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All About Chemotherapy/Chemo Waste

Out of all the medical procedures, chemotherapy generates some of the most hazardous waste in the medical field. Here’s what you need to know. Chemotherapy generates some of the most hazardous waste in the medical field simply because these substances are highly toxic and corrosive. Chemotherapy/chemo waste is characterized as a hazardous chemical waste by…

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Medical Waste Innovations: The Future of Medical Waste Disposal

Medical waste disposal is much more innovative than it was decades ago. With economical choices that are also environmentally more responsible, medical waste disposal is easier, safer, and better than ever. Believe it or not, medical waste removal and disposal is still a rather new topic considering the hundreds of years behind medical treatments and…

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What Is the Average Cost of a HIPAA or OSHA Violation?

OSHA and HIPAA carry serious fines if any facility is found in violation. Here’s what you need to know about fines, how much they can cost, and what you can do to mitigate risk. Ensuring OSHA compliance in a healthcare environment can be a daunting task, mostly because of the amount of activity and work…

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August 15 Is National Relaxation Day. Here’s Spa Medical Waste 101

Medical spa waste is generated from medical spas that help patients with cosmetic enhancements, including Botox injections, skin rejuvenation and more. National Relaxation Day is here, and what better excuse than to visit the spa to celebrate? While many flock to spas for massages and facials, there is a growing demand in the spa industry…

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Dental Carpule Disposal: Best Practices

Dental carpule disposal involves understanding local, state, and federal regulations and agencies. These agencies and regulations are designed to keep you and your patients safe.  What exactly happens to dental carpules once they are used?

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