New Ways To Reduce the Cost Of Medical Waste Disposal

     Maintaining proper disposal of medical waste is overwhelming. Between labeling, containment, and treatment, this issue has many healthcare facilities stumped as to their next steps in ensuring they are following federal guidelines. In this article we are going to cover: What wastes are considered to be medical waste? Most effective methods of disposal What Wastes are Considered to be Medical Waste?      According to the ...
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HIV Epidemic in Eastern Europe

Europe is on a mission to eradicate HIV/AIDS by 2030. Significant strides have been made in that direction, but the population is still in the midst of an epidemic. Nearly 160,000 new HIV diagnoses were reported in the WHO European Region in 2017, with over 130,000 of those diagnoses occurring in Eastern Europe alone. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe have ...
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Sharps Disposal Made Simple

More than 100 million adults in the United States are living with the reality of diabetes or prediabetes. According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as of 2015, 30.3 million Americans (9.4 percent of the U.S. population) have diabetes, and another 84.1 million have prediabetes. Outside of healthcare facilities, approximately 9 million sharps users will administer at least 3 billion ...
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CDC confirms 116 cases of polio-like disease

  The CDC has confirmed 116 cases of a rare polio-like disease called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in the U.S. this year as of the date of this post. Found in 31 states as of Monday, over 90% of the cases involve children under the age of 18. For the most part, those affected were experiencing a mild respiratory illness before contracting the disease.   What is AFM?   Acute flaccid myelitis affects the nervous system, ...
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Medical Waste Treatment and Disposal

    Shop For Disposal Options   Medical waste is generated daily by thousands of facilities across the United States. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that, “Of the total amount of waste generated by health-care activities, about 85% is general, non-hazardous waste comparable to domestic waste. The remaining 15% is considered hazardous material that may be infectious, chemical or radioactive.” (1) Regardless of ...
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Back to the Basics - Sharps Containers

    PureWay has started working with many different end users that include patients that self inject at home, healthcare facilities, nursing facilities and more. It is very important to make sure that sharps are properly secured in a OSHA approved sharps container to avoid needle sticks. For many individuals, interaction with sharps is an everyday occurrence. Sharps are classified as any device or object used to puncture or ...
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Safe Needle Disposal at Home

    Sharps Safety 101 Although most associate the term “sharps” with needles and syringes, any medical device that is sharp and can cut or puncture skin falls under this umbrella and needs to be disposed of as such. Along with needles and syringes, lancets (also called a “finger stick”, commonly used for diabetes treatment), infusion sticks, auto injectors and connection needles classify as “sharps”. In 2011, the Coalition ...
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