When you run nearly any type of Los Angeles clinic or business that involves the human body, the waste generated as a product of running that business is generally referred to as medical waste. This generally categorizes it differently from other kinds of waste, such as residential waste or industrial waste. Medical waste disposal is something that you need to deal with, but depending on what makes up your San Diego medical waste may determine who can handle it.
ProMed Solutions, in addition to offering new and used medical equipment, can also handle some medical waste disposal needs. As a refurbisher of medical equipment, they deal with specific kinds of medical waste, and they may be able to do the same for your Orange County business.
What Are The Types Of Medical Waste
In the United States, medical waste is broken down into 4 different categories. General waste is the first category, and this makes up the bulk of the medical waste being dealt with. The make-up of this waste is typically household and office waste, such as papers, etc. Infectious waste is the second category of medical waste. This is waste that could cause an infection in a human and includes things like blood, human tissue or anything contaminated with bodily fluids.
Hazardous waste is the third category, and this includes waste that is dangerous but not infectious. This includes things such as sharps (needles, syringes, etc.), discard surgical equipment, and some chemical waste. Radioactive waste is the fourth category used, and this encompasses any waste that is generated as a result of radioactive treatments, such as cancer therapies. This category also includes medical equipment that uses nuclear elements.
Medical Waste Disposal Handled By ProMed Solutions
As you can see, there are a variety of categories of medical waste that are generated by a large number of facilities, including veterinarians, nursing homes, hospitals, dental clinics, and more. There are a number of organizations that can help with the lower-level categories of medical waste, but the number of organizations that can deal with radioactive medical equipment are very few. This is because you need to be very careful in dealing with those medical devices.
ProMed Solutions is certified to do medical device refurbishment on a variety of medical equipment. Because of them doing refurbishment, they understand and practice the safety precautions needed when handling radioactive materials. When your Riverside medical equipment or devices are aging out of their useful lives, contact ProMed Solutions to assist with your medical waste disposal.