Guide to Biomedical Waste Management In a Veterinary Office
From managing employees and caring for pet patients, the challenges of running your own veterinary practice are easy to see, but utilizing the services of biomedical waste management can reduce your stress. Unfortunately, most veterinarians do not have the proper knowledge on how to dispose of supplies and waste. Here are a few key things to understand when disposing of waste in your veterinary office.
Your vet practice will use a lot of needles, syringes, scalpels, and other sharp tools or supplies. Known as sharps, these tools may be used for testing, vaccinations, or surgical procedures. Not only will an improper disposal of these sharp items increase the risk of injuries in your practice, but one small prick could lead to health issues for you, your staff, and even your patients.
When using a professional company to dispose of these sharps, you can rest easy in knowing they will be removed in a secure, safe, and efficient manner that aligns with local regulations.
In many cases, tissue, waste, and other samples will need to be taken from your animal patients. These samples are tested, helping you provide top notch care for your patients. Unfortunately, these samples will also need to be disposed of in a safe and legal manner.
Samples are not the only type of animal waste that requires disposal. Many animals will pass away in your practice due to illness and injury. Hiring a biomedical waste management company will ensure the carcasses of your deceased patients are disposed of in a proper manner.
Your veterinary team may be surprised to learn that there are many other items which require professional disposal. Regulated medical waste that requires proper disposal may include any items in your office that contains blood, fecal matter, urine, and medications.
Disposal of blankets, bedding, towels, gauze, bandages, and collection containers should be conducted in a professional manner.
Benefits of Professional Waste Disposal
Waste disposal services may seem like an unnecessary expense. However, the expense will be a worthwhile investment for your veterinary practice. Professionals will reduce the risk of contamination in your office. Also, using the service will prevent the chance of injury and illness that can affect you, your staff, and even your patients. Lastly, trusting the professionals to dispose and transport your veterinary waste is safer for the environment.
If you own or manage a veterinary practice, contact Excel Medical Waste in Texas at (888) 338-7255 to learn how biomedical waste management can be beneficial.
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Excel Medical Waste Disposal
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