All Points Medical Waste Blog
How Healthcare Providers & Other Facilities Can Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19
If You Generate Medical Waste, Here’s What You Need to Know
As a healthcare provider or medical facility, in addition to taking care that your patients and staff are staying healthy and well, you are also faced with the task of implementing protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. And, with flu season nearing, while we’re still battling the global pandemic, it’s even more important than ever to ensure that your facility is proactive in stopping the spread of infections. Take a look:
Require Rigorous Hygiene Practices
One of the best ways to prevent the spread of infections is to require all staff to wash their hands properly and frequently. The CDC states that people should wash their hands with soap for at least 20 seconds. Additionally, it’s recommended that you post signs throughout your workplace about proper hygiene and what’s expected.
Wear Face Coverings & Follow State and Local Mask Mandates
Because COVID-19 and other infectious viruses are spread through droplets of bodily fluids in the air, it’s imperative that face coverings be worn at all times in medical facilities. It’s also important to require masks of anyone entering your facility and to enforce this mandate.
Many states are still requiring masks in public places which can help stop the spread of
Safely Dispose of Medical Waste
A key step to preventing exposure to COVID-19 and other infectious diseases is to ensure that your facility is following state and federal regulations when it comes to disposing of medical waste. All medical waste that is generated by your organization needs to be placed in the proper waste containers, including PPE, sharps, any items exposed to or containing blood or other bodily fluids, gauze, gloves, bandages, vials and more. These containers must not be overfilled and must be regularly collected and destroyed by a certified medical waste disposal company.
Partner with A Reputable Medical Waste Disposal Provider
All Points Medical Waste is a full-service provider serving the Treasure Coast and Broward and Palm Beach Counties. As a local, family-owned, and operated company, we are committed to helping stop the spread of the Coronavirus as well as other infectious diseases. We have earned the trust of medical facilities of all kinds, including physician’s offices, dental practices, treatment centers and clinics, veterinarian offices, diagnostic centers, and many more.
Give us a call today or fill out this form to learn more.