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Florida IV Infusion Centers

Safe Medical Waste Disposal

IV infusion centers have become popular across the United States. These centers provide IV therapy, including injectable medications, vitamins, hormones, hydration and other similar materials to patients. These types of facilities offer a more relaxed setting than a hospital and are staffed by physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals. Some of the treatments that patients receive at these centers are for:

  • Migraines
  • Vitamin deficiency
  • Hormone treatments
  • Dehydration
  • Immune deficiency
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Lupus
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

Medical Waste from IV Centers

Just like other medical or healthcare facilities IV infusion centers generate medical waste that must be stored, managed and disposed of properly. Some of the medical waste include:

  • Needles & other sharps
  • Syringes
  • Tubing
  • IV bags
  • Blood, bodily fluids
  • Medications and trace medications
  • Lancets
  • Gloves
  • Masks
  • Gauze
  • PPE

These items can be categorized into several different medical waste categories:

  • Infectious waste
  • Hazardous waste
  • Pharmaceutical waste
  • Sharps waste

Regulations for Medical Waste Disposal for IV Infusion Centers

IV infusion centers are tasked with compliance when it comes to the storage, management and disposal of their medical waste. Staff must know and understand all state and federal mandates and follow the rules that apply to ensure the center does not violate any regulations. Similar to hospitals, physician offices, diagnostic and treatment centers, IV infusion centers can be hit with lofty fines for non-compliance. Training on a consistent basis is highly recommended as is partnering with a reputable medical waste disposal provider. Some important steps to safe and compliant medical waste disposal include:

  • Proper/FDA approved medical waste containers
  • Sharps containers with locking lids
  • Regular pick-up of medical waste
  • Never overfill sharps or other medical waste containers
  • Proper segregation and labeling of medical waste

All Points Medical Waste serves IV infusion centers across Florida. We are a local company that is family-owned and operated. We provide full service medical waste disposal as well as OSHA training for your staff. Give us a call today or complete the form on this page to get a quick quote.

Dawn Connelly

Dawn is the vice president of All Points Medical Waste. All Points Medical Waste is a family-owned and operated medical waste disposal and compliance company that has been serving the Treasure Coast, Palm Beaches, and surrounding areas since 1994.
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