Creating an optimal plan for medical waste management at your small office in 2019.
With 2019 commencing, it’s the perfect time for your small health facility to be thinking about operational improvements. Just as you’re likely gearing up for an influx of patients coming for their yearly check-ups, you should be practicing a “health check-up” for your facility.
Ensuring that you are properly staffed, that your staff is well trained on all the latest procedures and requirements and that you have the necessary supplies and vendor partnerships to make 2019 successful.
Creating an optimal plan for medical waste management at your small office should be at the top of your checklist.
Here are some tips to get you started.
Depending on the types of medical waste your facility produces, be sure that you have the proper containers and medical waste procedures in place for safely getting rid of things like used sharps, empty IVs or expired drugs.
Even if you haven’t added new employees to the roster, it’s important to offer refreshers on training and compliance rules. During these sessions, key information on where to place specific used medical waste and what to do once bins become full can make the difference between successful waste management and a dangerous situation for anyone who must come in contact with the waste.
Maintain Vendor Partnerships
Working with a responsible and professional medical waste management company will make the process as frictionless as possible. After all, your entire staff is likely already busy worrying about completing their own daily tasks and taking care of patients. Having an easy and fool-proof way to get rid of medical waste without slowing them down is essential.
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