Why Choose us for Medical Waste Disposal in Missouri?
We Dispose of All Types of Medical Waste
Every day, a new patient gets a blood transfusion, a surgical procedure, or a gunshot wound that leaves behind medical waste. Whether it is blood, plasma, urine, feces, or other bodily fluids from patients in intensive care units for long periods, hospitals generate an overwhelming amount of medical waste. These waste differ from one another and need unique disposal methods. From biohazardous sharps to chemotherapy waste and black bin waste to pathological waste, DMI Solutions Inc collects and disposes of all medical waste types.
We Comply With Local Medical Waste Disposal Laws
It can be easy to assume that medical waste disposal laws are the same across the country, but that is not the case. Missouri has stringent and specific laws regarding what type of technique should be used to dispose of particular medical waste. For example, according to the Department of Natural Resources, “sharps treated by steam sterilization (in Missouri) should be packaged in rigid, leak-resistant, and puncture-resistant containers before disposal.” We at DMI Solutions comply with all local laws and regulations regarding medical waste disposal.
We Offer Flexible Plans
DMI Solutions has been in the waste management business for more than ten years. We offer flexible medical waste removal plans that can be tailored to your needs. Our bio-boys (that’s how we call our team members) are experienced and trained to handle any medical waste disposal situation they may come across, including biohazardous substances.
We Help Major Medical Centers Dispose Waste
Medical waste disposal has become a significant issue in Missouri with the increasing number of healthcare entities. With an increase in population, more people are receiving medical treatment, which inevitably increases the amount of medical waste to be disposed of. Medical facilities are finding it challenging to find the resources to dispose of these items properly. And many have turned to experts like us to get rid of their medical waste problems.
We are Experts in Disposing Medical Waste
The medical waste disposal industry is a growing and elusive one. Companies like us need to keep a tab on various developments to stay competitive in a state like Missouri. At DMI Solutions, we regularly update ourselves so that your healthcare entity acts the best in medical waste disposal. We offer a full range of services to ensure your entity’s medical waste disposal needs are met.
We Dispose of Covid-19 Waste
COVID-19 waste management is an intricate process that can be difficult to perform without the proper knowledge and training. Successful COVID-19 waste removal includes at least five stages: Segregation, Identification, Labeling, Storage, and Disposal. At DMI Solutions, the bio-boys are specially trained to segregate COVID-19 waste from other medical waste.
Best Practices We Follow for Handling Medical Wastes
What are the Harmful effects of Medical Waste
They Pollute our Drinking Water
One of the leading environmental threats from medical waste is that it can be passed into the water supply and thus enter our drinking supply. According to a study, traces of more than 20 different drugs were found at detectable levels in treated drinking water sources across 27 U.S. states, including Missouri. These drugs include antibiotics, mood stabilizers, and the like.
They Cause Accidents
Medical waste, such as needles or contaminated fluids, can become a hazard to the health of hospital workers and patients through contamination. A single needle that is accidentally stuck into a hand can be enough for someone to contract Hepatitis C. As a healthcare institution in Missouri, you should be aware of your liability if a medical waste results in injury or death.
They Contaminate our Land
It is estimated that the United States medical industry produces over six million tons of garbage every year, including food scraps, paper towels, soiled bandages, and needles. Most of this refuse ends up in landfills, where it is often left to rot for several years. The medical waste that is not properly disposed of can create toxic chemicals in the soil, which can be absorbed by plants and cause irreversible damage to the environment.
They Make our Air Impure
Medical waste incineration plants cause dioxins, which can cause respiratory, and immune system diseases and cancer. Dioxins are released into the air and transported to other regions if winds or clouds carry them. There are also the emissions of heavy metals such as lead and mercury released into the air and can affect people’s health.
They Spread Diseases
Healthcare workers can be exposed to pathogenic microorganisms while mishandling infected biomedical waste. Proper handling is essential because it minimizes exposures and environmental contamination from infected materials. Improper handling and disposal of medical waste can lead to the transmission of infections such as HIV+.
They Affect Our Animals
Inappropriate medical waste disposal impacts animals in a multitude of ways. Ingestion of medical waste has been observed in various species, with the most common being scavenging by cows, dogs, and cats. For example, discarded needles can cause puncture wounds when consumed by scavenging animals.
FAQs on Medical Waste Disposal
What are the different types of medical waste?
Broadly speaking, medical waste can be categorized into general, infectious, hazardous, and radioactive.
What are the benefits of medical waste disposal?
As a healthcare entity, when you implement medical waste disposal, you prevent the transmission of diseases and do your best to keep our environment safe.
What is the cost-effective disinfection method?
Chemical disinfection is one of the cost-effective techniques to kill harmful microorganisms and pathogens.
How to handle hospital liquid waste such as blood?
Liquid waste should be placed in color-coded containers. The containers should be leak-proof and must be sealed for disposal
What happens to the human anatomical waste?
Incineration and deep burial (in some cases) are the preferred methods to dispose of such waste.
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