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How Is Medical Waste Managed?

December 4, 2020

How Is Medical Waste Managed? Managing medical waste is a serious topic involving comprehension of the types of medical waste and the very specific methods of dealing with them so that they don’t transmit potentially infectious diseases. The established local, state, and federal guidelines include handling, disposal, and destruction of each type of medical waste. […]

 
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How to Dispose of Sharps

November 23, 2020

How to Dispose of Sharps Sharps are any item that can pierce or cut the skin that has been exposed to a potentially dangerous pathogen. Sharps can include but are not limited to: hypodermic needles, scalpels, knives, broken glass and plastic, lancets, auto injectors, infusion sets, and connection needle/sets.  Critical care must be given to […]

 
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Sharps Compliance

Sharps Compliance Sharps that are used in any form of medical or experimental environment that exposes them to potentially dangerous bloodborne, bacterial, or viral pathogens, like in our article about medical waste disposal and dangerous viruses, that can be transmitted are required by local, state, and federal laws to comply with specific rules. The compliance […]

 
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Sharps Disposal

Sharps Disposal According to Enjuris, needle sticks due to sharps are the third highest type of injury that occurs in the medical industry. Sharps can contain a variety of bloodborne pathogens that are life threatening. Considering that the CDC has stated that there are over 385,000 sharps-related injuries each year, there is critical focus on […]

 
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