Dangers of biohazardous waste and How to dispose of it?

Biohazardous waste is any liquid, solid, or container containing infectious materials or potentially infectious substances. Infectious materials are anything with a pathogen, a microorganism that can cause disease in humans or animals. This type of waste can pose a severe health and safety risk to both people and the environment if it is not disposed of properly.  Proper biohazardous waste disposal is critical to preventing ...
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Things to know about the new Covid 19 pill- Paxlovid

The most recent COVID-19 therapy to make headlines is Paxlovid. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the medication an emergency use authorization (EUA) in December for those 12 years of age and older who weigh at least 88 pounds and are at high risk for developing a severe illness. High-risk individuals can take Paxlovid, an oral antiviral medicine, at home to avoid getting sick to the point where they need to be ...
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Eco-friendly Disposal Of Light Bulbs In Healthcare Facilities

Many types of light bulbs are used in healthcare facilities, each with specific disposal requirements. However, all light bulbs should be recycled rather than thrown away in the trash. Fluorescent lamps, for example, contain small amounts of mercury and other hazardous materials. These materials can be released into the environment if the lights are broken or disposed of in landfills. On the other hand, LED bulbs do not ...
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Recycling Batteries - Sustainable Options For Healthcare Facilities

Significant Impact Of Recycling Batteries From Healthcare Facilities Despite the many benefits of battery recycling, healthcare facilities have slowly adopted recycling programs. For example, a study conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2014 found that only 9% of hospitals had a battery recycling program.  There are several reasons for this low rate of adoption. First, batteries can be expensive to ...
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Hazardous Waste In Healthcare Facilities

Many types of hazardous waste disposal can be found in healthcare facilities. This waste includes, but is not limited to, Sharps waste, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and radioactive materials. Proper disposal of these items is essential to protecting the health of patients, staff, and the environment.   Types Of Hazardous Waste In Healthcare Facilities Pharmaceuticals are a type of hazardous waste that can be found in ...
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How To Dispose of Sharp Containers In Healthcare Facilities

Healthcare facilities are responsible for sharps container disposal. While there are many ways to dispose of these containers, the most important thing is to ensure that they are properly sanitized before being sent to a landfill or recycling center.  The first step in disposing of a sharp container is to remove all of the contents from the container. This includes any needles, razors, or other sharp objects that may be ...
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OSHA fines in Healthcare Factilities 2022

One of the most common types of fines that healthcare facilities face is violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. OSHA is a federal agency that sets and enforces workplace safety standards, and health care facilities are subject to the same rules as any other type of business.  Some of the most common OSHA Certification violations that healthcare facilities face are improper handling ...
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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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