Where and How To Dispose Of Unused Drugs

  In 2020, there were approximately 8 billion people living around the world, and it’s been growing ever since so is prescribed medical drugs. Picture how many medications were prescribed before the pandemic, and how many are prescribed now. According to SingleCare, more than 4 billion medications are dispensed per year in the United States alone. In comparison, about $2.8 billion worth of medications are wasted each year, ...
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HIPAA Law and what it regulates

 As a patient, it is normal to constantly be concerned about what happens to your health information and who has access to it. Did you know that Protected Health Information (PHI) under HIPAA Law is covered for 50 years after death? It’s important to know what the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) does, and how it protects your information. In this article, I’ll cover the rules of HIPAA, ...
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Hazardous Waste Disposal for Healthcare Facilities

In our ever-evolving world, there are various types of manufacturing, laboratories, and other industries that are advancing with modifications and testing every day. These contents are constantly being used in environmental settings and consequently accumulate into what is known as hazardous waste. What is considered hazardous waste? How do you dispose of hazardous waste? Today I’ll talk about how hazardous waste disposal ...
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What is OSHA Training and what courses do I need?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created to “ensure safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance”. OSHA offers many different training options that allow people to learn about first aid training, fire watch requirements, OSHA hazard assessment, personal protective equipment (PPE), electrical safety, ...
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What are Sharps and the safest way to dispose of them

 Pharmacies, hospitals, health departments, doctor’s offices, and self-injectors are all home to sharps and sharps waste. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) reports that sharps injuries are primarily associated with occupational transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), but they have been implicated in the transmission of more than 20 other ...
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Medical Waste in 2022

 In 2022 as the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, the healthcare industry continues to experience many challenges related to their biohazardous and sharps waste (medical waste). Medical waste poses a serious health risk when left out, improperly contained, or incorrectly disposed of. It is important to be aware and informed about the health risks of medical waste and why proper disposal is essential. Health care waste is ...
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Lisinopril

Lisinopril - What is it Myocardial infarction (heart attacks), hypertension (high blood pressure), and heart failure are serious problems in the medical world, specifically involving individuals 45 and up. How do we prevent these medical emergencies from happening? Medications called ACE inhibitors such as Lisinopril are used to hinder the possibility of narrow blood vessels from causing high blood pressure, and therefore, ...
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Sharps Disposal for healthcare facilities

Sharps Disposal For Healthcare Facilities   Sharps Disposal Sharps Disposal can be confusing and intimidating when safely disposing of sharps at home or a healthcare facility. There are many risks associated with handling used sharps and disposing of them properly. Regulations have been put in place to keep the management and care of sharps as unthreatening as possible; however, many sharps are still being thrown out ...
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Biohazardous Waste Disposal Simplified

Biohazardous Waste Disposal Most people don’t consider the importance of Biohazardous waste disposal when it comes to staying healthy. That is mainly because there is a lack of education related to what it is, how it affects us, and who takes care of it. In this article, you will learn about biohazardous waste, how to dispose of it properly, and the risks associated. Let's start with the basics, defining what is Biohazardous ...
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Preventing Infection

     In our most recent article, we discussed the topic of exposure to infectious waste and how to prevent issues that come alongside the disposal of infectious waste. Today, we are going to discuss proper infection control practices, which are once more being brought to the forefront of media attention. From January 1st through March 7th of 2019, we have 228 individual cases of measles that have been confirmed in 12 states, ...
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