Kids get sick at school. Kids get hurt at school. For this reason, many schools are equipped with a school nurse on staff who takes care of minor issues and often administers daily meds to students. From nosebleeds to shots, biomedical waste at a school can easily add up in the nurse’s office.
At ManageMed, we work with a variety of businesses and in different industries to help keep employees, customers, and visitors safe from infectious biomedical waste. Schools can also benefit from the services of a quality medical waste disposal company like ManageMed. Here are a few reasons why.
MEDICAL WASTE DISPOSAL SERVICES PROVIDE SAFETY FOR STUDENTS
One of the main reasons schools need to work with a quality medical waste disposal company is so they can provide the highest level of safety for their students, staff, and visitors to the campus. On a daily basis, nurses administer both prescription and over-the-counter medications, give shots, and clean up minor scratches and cuts. Where does the medical waste go? For the most part, most nurses are already trained in proper medical waste disposal techniques and understand the importance of placing items such as sharps into the proper red bio-hazard containers. However, many schools also rely on parent volunteers and aides to help where there is a need.
At ManageMed, we provide the red bio-hazard containers and bio-hazard bags to help your employees dispose of waste properly. With a small amount of training, nurses, volunteers, and aides will understand exactly what to put into what containers.
MEDICAL WASTE DISPOSAL SERVICES PROVIDE EXTRA SUPPORT FOR SPORTS AND OTHER PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
In addition to having a clinic or nurse’s office on a school campus, chances are high that there is also an athletic facility. And as many already know, sports can take a toll on the body with bumps, bruises, cuts, and a fair share of bloody noses. It happens. While most players and students only require a band-aid, ice, or Ace bandage, there are instances that can cause a student to have an open wound or long-lasting bloody nose. The big question is how does the school manage the biomedical, and possibly infectious, waste?
Providing the proper bio-hazard containers to discard biomedical waste is only one part of ManageMed’s medical waste removal and disposal service. At ManageMed, we can also set up your school and athletic facility personnel with the proper OSHA training to learn more about what waste goes where. There are multiple OSHA Compliance Training certifications available online to help streamline the process and keep teachers and coaches where they are needed most...in school.
MEDICAL WASTE DISPOSAL SERVICES HELP SCHOOLS CLEAR THE CLUTTER
In addition to helping students feel better from a headache or scraped knee, school nurses also administer different types of meds to students on a daily basis. Many of the meds come in the form of prescription medications. As the child’s age, health, or other factors change, so do their meds. This poses a problem for many schools as they are left with outdated and unclaimed prescription medications at the end of the year.
At ManageMed, we also offer medication destruction services for all of your unwanted, unused, and expired pharmaceuticals. With just a phone call, ManageMed can pick up your pharmaceuticals, transport them to our facility, and properly dispose of each medication in a safe manner.
MEDICAL WASTE DISPOSAL SERVICES HELP KEEP YOUR SCHOOL COMPLIANT
It’s been said once, but we’ll say it again. When it comes to medical waste, you simply cannot throw everything in the trash can. In fact, many states and the federal government have guidelines to regulate what items can be thrown into the trash headed for the local landfill and what items must be disposed of properly by other means. Many states also require that schools have an onsite Biomedical Waste Plan filled out with detailed training and procedures.
ManageMed can help your school stay compliant with our online OSHA Compliance Training certifications. We can also help you create a DOH approved Biomedical Waste Plan that is customized to fit your school and your school’s needs.
LET MANAGEMED OVERSEE YOUR SCHOOL’S BIOMEDICAL WASTE
The school’s clinic or nurse’s office is a place for students to get help. Therefore, it should be a safe place. Join other businesses, medical clinics, and even other schools by hiring ManageMed to be your one-stop shop for managing your medical waste. Let us worry about the rules and regulations of biomedical waste so that you have more time to focus on your students and your school.
We provide our medical waste services throughout the lower 48. From California to Texas to North Carolina, ManageMed offers affordable and flexible medical waste services to fit your school’s specific needs. Give us a call at 844-383-9833 to learn more about ManageMed and how we can help.