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Medical waste disposal is an important part of any hospital or health facility’s procedures. So important that they put the trash in red bags. In these bags go pretty much all contaminated waste that is considered a biohazard. Blood, urine and other bodily secretion-soaked items should be disposed of in these bags. If you are disposing large volumes of liquid, see your administration for particular guidelines, since these change accordingly. Scalpels, sharps, and needles, along with broken lab glass and blades also should be disposed of in these bags.

Medical waste disposal is serious stuff; it can’t just be thrown in any old landmine. In Australia there was recently a spat about a new housing district being too close to a medical waste incinerator. 1000 meters was the disputed line, but here in the U.S. things are different. MedAssure moistens and shreds all of the medical waste to ensure that all the medical waste is disinfected sufficiently with heat. Microwaves are then used to treat the waste and a HEPA air filter is used to reduce odors to nonexistence. The overall volume is reduced by 80% and is non-infectious by the end of the process. With MedAssure you don’t have to worry about medical waste management.
A new position in the medical field, the hospitalist, is drastically changing the way hospitals run. Hospitalists spend regular hours working with patients to treat disease and ease pain. They also work with the hospital to minimize cost and cut time spent switching patients between residents and doctors. Hospitalists are always around during the day, and work, to design better discharge systems, which can use a lot of time. Other responsibilities include determining efficient medical waste management and medical waste disposal. Medical waste management, for example, is the kind of thing that traditional doctors never preoccupied themselves with, but the hospitalist is dedicated to overall efficiency throughout the hospital.

This is in contrast to the busy doctors who make rounds early and never see families. They often visit patients while they’re still sleeping, early in the morning, and their relationship with the patient is weak.

It seems like the hospitalist is the kind of family doctor that is becoming increasingly popular and important. Being a physician in the 21st century will be more about efficiency and the doctor patient relationship. This role will fit seamlessly with the Obama Care Health Reform system that will be implemented by 2014.
Pharmaceutical Waste
At MedAssureServices.com, we disinfect pharmaceutical waste so thoroughly that it is safe for transfer to waste-to-energy plants. This allows your disinfected waste to be a part of a process called energy recovery.

Energy recovery harnesses electric and thermal energy from alternative sources like pharmaceutical waste, reducing the need for energy produced by burning coal. In the long term, energy recovery systems could decrease the number of coal power plants across the country, improve air quality, and combat climate change.

Incineration is the most common waste-to-energy technique. Incinerators can reduce the volume of waste by as much as 96 percent, but they are only 14 to 28 percent energy-efficient and release small particulate and gas emissions into the atmosphere. More modern waste-to-energy techniques such as gasification can convert pharmaceutical waste more efficiently into gas or liquid fuels.

Of course, energy recovery through waste-to-energy systems is only one benefit of medical waste management. In addition to readying the waste for energy conversion, medical waste services also keep infected and/or radioactive waste a safe distance from the community, thus reducing the spread of disease.
Medical Waste Services
Are you a pharmaceutical waste generator in Indiana or New Jersey? If so, you're probably used to sending your medical waste out of state for disposal — not to mention the expensive shipping fees associated with these services. That is, unless you trust your medical waste disposal to MedAssureServices.com. We operate medical waste services located in both Indiana and New Jersey, providing convenient access for waste generators in both states.

Indianapolis, IN

Operating Indianapolis' only medical waste processor, Med Assure Services makes waste disposal more affordable than ever before by significantly reducing shipping costs. Our facility is conveniently located on Montcalm Street in Indianapolis near Routes 65 and 70. Plus, our process has been approved by the Indiana Department of Environment Management (IDEM).

Lakewood, NJ

Med Assure Services created the first commercial waste disposal plant in New Jersey. Less than 20 minutes from the Garden State Parkway, our facility is located in a convenient industrial/commercial zone designed for efficient traffic flow and easy access. Our medical waste management system has also been approved by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection.
medical waste management
When we talk about medical and pharmaceutical waste, it's easy to think that the only facilities that require medical waste management are the big ones: hospitals and laboratories.

And although these places do rely on medical waste services, they are not alone. Even small doctors' offices, dental practices, and free clinics must also dispose of their medical waste responsibly, which means that they too trust their potentially infectious and radioactive waste to professional services.

Why? For one thing, it's important to remember just how many items qualify as medical waste. These include used gauze and other bandages; “sharps” such as scalpels, needles, and lancets; and quantities of blood and other bodily fluids. Can you imagine a doctors' office that doesn't produce at least some of these items as waste?

Fortunately, medical waste management can be as accessible to small practices as it is to large facilities, especially with companies like www.MedAssureServices.com. Our convenient location cuts down on shipping costs, making our medical waste services much more affordable. Plus, our state-of-the-art medical waste disposal technology means no environmental impact, noise, or odor, allowing us to work without disrupting any neighboring businesses.
Medical Waste Removal
Finding quality medical waste management is tough. First of all, you want a service that can get the job done. This means effectively disinfecting pharmaceutical waste without harming medical staff, waste operators and technicians, or the environment. At the same time, it's also important to find a service you can trust — a service with a face.

In a way, choosing a medical waste removal service is just like buying a cup of coffee. You know — the way it feels better to order your morning pick-me-up from a local café instead of a big-name chain.

Looking for medical waste services is the same way — big corporations are not committed to your region, only turning a profit. In fact, their treatment plants are almost always located in isolated areas, increasing shipping costs dramatically.

Fortunately, www.MedAssureServices.com offers the best of both worlds. We provide modern waste disposal services featuring state-of-the-art technology with no environmental impact. And our convenient Indianapolis location reduces your shipping expenses. Plus, our medical waste removal facility is as quiet as it is modern, ensuring that nearby industries are not disturbed.
Medical waste can be highly toxic and infective and needs to be handled carefully and treated to stop the risk of disease transmission. Treatment methods range from incineration and sterilization to chemical disinfection and microwave heat.

If medical waste is so dangerous, are those people working in the medical waste disposal field safe? The answer is yes. Leading medical waste management companies like MedAssure meet or exceed regulatory standards, using cutting-edge processes to ensure that their employees are working in an environment that fully adheres to workplace health and safety requirements.

The MedAssure system features engineering controls that ensure waste is fully disinfected and destructed to protect facility operators from any exposure to risk. An automatic lift/load system places all medical waste into a fully self-contained unit, which eliminates the need for any double or triple handling of waste. Built-in processes and controls keep operators safe from occupational hazards such as spills, lifting and needle stick injuries that are possible in less advanced medical waste handling processes.

A number of safety checks are built in to the entire medical waste removal process to ensure thorough disinfection. The treated waste is transported using a one-container system, and the non-infectious material can be disposed of like any other trash.