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Medical Waste in Urgent Care Centers
Best Practices for Proper Disposal
Urgent care centers have become more popular over the last few decades, providing care to patients who are in need of immediate care with a non-life threatening illness or injury. They are often where people go when they are suffering with flu or viral symptoms, minor cuts or injuries, broken bones, or other similar conditions. Just like the emergency room at the hospital, urgent care centers generate a variety of medical waste and must adhere to the guidelines and mandates of safe disposal.
Types of Waste Generated by Urgent Care Centers
Urgent care centers treat patients with various ailments, illnesses and injuries. Because of this, they generate different types of medical waste including the following:
- Gauze and bandages
- Bodily fluids
- Unused or expired medications
Proper Medical Waste Disposal is Crucial
Urgent care centers, just like other medical facilities, must ensure proper disposal of all waste. This is important for patient and staff safety, and for ensuring that the center is in compliance with state and federal mandates. Non-compliance can lead to violations, fines and damages to the center’s reputation, not to mention injuries and illnesses. All medical waste must be properly segregated, stored and disposed of and staff must be trained on a continuous basis on best practices for disposal.
Partnering with a Medical Waste Provider
To ensure that your urgent care center is following best practices for safe and compliant medical waste disposal, partner with a reputable company to provide disposal services.
All Points Medical Waste provides full service medical waste disposal to healthcare facilities throughout Southeast Florida. We provide the following:
- Compliant biomedical waste boxes
- Red bags
- Electronic manifests
- Comprehensive online compliance training
- Mail-Back Medical Waste Program
We are committed to helping you remain compliant by providing proper storage, transport and disposal of your medical waste. Give us a call today or complete the form on this page to get a quick quote.