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Sources of Healthcare Waste

Sources of Healthcare Waste •Hospitals •Clinics •Laboratories •Research activities •Nursing homes •Acupuncturist •Paramedic and ambulance services •Animal research •Blood banks • Mortuaries •Autopsy centers Other Sources of Healthcare Wastes •Physicians’ offices •Dental clinics •Chiropractors •Psychiatric hospitals •Cosmetic piercing and tattooing •Institutions for disabled persons •Funeral services •Home healthcare •Define healthcare waste •Describe sources and examples of healthcare waste •Describe general characteristics of healthcare waste •Identify where wastes are generated in your facility •Categorize the wastes into two general categories based on whether or not they pose a risk •Describe general characteristics of the wastes Definition of Healthcare Waste What is healthcare waste? – Total waste stream from major healthcare establishments and from minor scattered healthcare activities General Types of Healthcare Waste Healthcare waste can be –Non-hazardous general wastes comparable to domestic waste (75-90% of healthcare waste in a health facility) –Potentially hazardous waste or waste that is associated with some health risks (10-25% of healthcare waste in …
Medical Waste Disposalmedical waste

Medical Waste Disposalmedical waste

Medical waste, also known as clinical waste, refers to biological products, which are essentially useless. Medical Waste Disposal is an environmental concern, as many medical wastes are classified as infectious or bio-hazardous and can spread infectious disease. Medical Waste Disposal is the …
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