How to Manage Medical Waste
At present waste management has become a great concern for us. The waste can be divided into different categories. Among them medical waste or clinical waste is one of the categories. So what is medical waste?
Medical waste is one kind of biological product, which mainly remains as useless materials. The disposal of medical waste has bad effect on the environment and sometimes it becomes the cause of infectious diseases.
Knowing about materials that can be considered Medical Waste:
Waste from medical and pathological laboratories like culture and broths that’s contained human pathogenic and virulent organisms.
Attenuated vaccines or discarded live with the instruments that are used to transfer and mix the vaccines.
Veterinary treatment the rejected animal parts, fluids and tissues are considered to be medical waste.
Human blood containing instruments and blood containing products.
Materials with microorganism contamination.
Agents that increase morbidity and mortality of human being.
Different syringes, needles of medical instruments and medical sharps.
If different instruments like pipettes, vials contain human blood and other infectious organism.
Razor blades if come in contact with infectious materials.
Pharmaceutical waste, outdated or patients return materials.
The following procedure can be followed for the management of medical waste:
Medical and Pathological Waste.
1. Medical waste is mainly produced from different hospitals and nursing institutions. So the authority of those institutions needs to be correctly identified the medical waste and the management of the wastes according to health care procedures.
2. Different medical and pathological waste containing bags should be red in color and always rigid. The bags should be kept always closed except when the waste is being included or added.
3. Both sides of the closed medical waste container should be marked with international bio-hazard symbol or can be written “Bio-hazardous”.
4. When the container is totally filled, the […]