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Managing Medical Waste at Nursing Homes

March 11, 2021

Managing Medical Waste at Nursing Homes

Did you know that long-term care facilities are some of the biggest producers of medical waste?

Residents at nursing homes generally require more medication than hospitals, veterinarian clinics and other medical facilities. While some wastes may be hazardous or non-hazardous by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, it’s important to understand what is being generated, and what federal and state regulations apply.

With 75.4 million Baby Boomers expected to live longer as of 2015, this amount of waste is only going to increase. Because of this, employees at long-term care facilities need to focus on and develop drug disposal programs.

Why effective drug/pharmaceutical disposal programs in long-term care facilities are important:

Tips for a strong drug/pharmaceutical disposal program:

You can enhance safety for everyone while helping the environment with a good disposal program. Learn more about how LB MedWaste can help support your long-term care facility’s hazardous drug disposal efforts.

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