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DISPOSAL IS HEALTHY

by Green Servinc Owner
Medical waste disposal is a major large scale global concern. It has become a challenge for the healthcare providers to make sure that the disposal is systematic and well taken care of so that it doesn’t prove to be problematic for the workers, owners, people associated with it and the environment. The disposal of the waste involves a series of steps that needs to be supervised and executed properly to ensure it doesn’t cause harm.

Some examples of medical waste-

Needles used for an infected person.
Swab or gauze used for treatment.
Gloves, tissues, cloth, disposable appliances directly in contact with blood.
Medical face masks used during treatments.
Used vaccines.
Expired medicines.

Waste produced during treatment with disease which can be transferred.
Disposed bandages, etc

The waste produced by healthcare units has been given several names given to it, such as-

Biomedical waste
Clinical waste
Biohazardous waste
Healthcare waste
Regulated medical waste, etc


Medical waste disposal can have a huge negative impact due to presence of contaminated materials which can easily infect a healthy body.

First steps begins from the source.

The responsibilities of the healthcare unit hold the maximum wastage. According to the guidelines, the healthcare needs to ensure that their staff is fully trained, well equipped and understands their responsibility towards the welfare of their inside and outside surroundings.

Proper training and supervision of the staff members who are in charge of the waste collection and management is highly required so that they stay up to date with the new techniques that could be implemented for better results and proper functioning.

Hospitals should ensure that there is an isolated room or storage space so that the waste that has been generated is collected in air tight bags and kept away from any the unit and any food supply.

The categorization of the waste should be done with the utmost care. The labels should specifically mention their hazardous level.

The transport should be managed thoroughly. It is to be kept in mind that the driver is well aware about the rules, handling, documentation etc concerned with the waste disposal.

GreenServ at the service.

GreenServ has a very clear and précised procedure with rules and regulations specifying the type of waste that is treated by them and the type of waste that they don’t cater to.

TREATED-

Blood, Blood Products, Body Fluids-
To be contained in a leakage proof contained.

Sharps-

Needles and syringes, scalpel blades, etc. packed in appropriate containers
Laboratory Waste-

Cultures and stocks, test tubes is taken care of

Trace-Contaminated Chemotherapy Waste-

Wastes such as Empty drug vials, used syringes and needles, spill kits, IV tubing and bags, infected gloves and gowns.
Dialysis Tubing and Filters.

NOT TREATED-

Chemicals-
Like- Formaldehyde, acids, alcohol, waste oil

Hazardous Waste-

Containers with warnings, heavy metals, batteries, etc
Human remains
Bulky Chemotherapy disposed waste

Glass thermometers-

Or anything having mercury in it
Radioactive waste


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Created on May 9th 2019 02:58. Viewed 71 times.

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