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medical waste

any discarded biological product such as blood or tissue removed from operating rooms, morgues, laboratories, or other medical facilities. The term may also be applied to bedding, bandages, syringes, and similar materials that have been used in treating patients and to animal carcasses or body parts used in research. Medical waste is regulated at the state and local levels.

medical waste

Any waste—regardless of whether it is potentially infectious—generated as a result of patient diagnosis and treatment. Medical waste is produced in healthcare settings (e.g., patient outpatient testing, invasive testing, surgical procedures) and may be regarded by regulatory agencies as having the potential for carrying viable human pathogens. It is generated by 180,000 physicans offices, 98,000 dentists, 38,000 veterinarians, and 30,000 other facilities including clinics, long-term care facilities, laboratories and blood banks.

medical waste

Public health Any waste–regardless of whether it is potentially infectious–generated as a result of Pt diagnosis and treatment. See Hospital waste, Infectious waste, Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988.

medical waste,

n a discarded biologic product, such as blood or tissues, removed from operating rooms, morgues, laboratories, or other medical facilities. The term may also be applied to bedding, bandages, syringes, and similar materials that have been used in treating patients, as well as animal carcasses or body parts used in research. See also waste products, biohazard.
medical waste disposal,
n the safe and proper handling of medical waste, prescribed by statute and institutional policy and designed to prevent cross contamination, reinfection, and transmission of disease.
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WE think of clinical waste as something hazardous and assume it will be treated separately from other rubbish by specialist contractors.
The whistleblower said Eurocare had been storing clinical waste in unrefrigerated trailers for over a fortnight at two truck stops near Newcastle.
Eurocare Environmental Services was fined a total of pounds 35,000 by a judge at Chester Crown Court for illegally storing clinical waste at sites in Newcastle upon Tyne and Birmingham.
But when I met her in November, the charity was raising the funds for a [pounds sterling]4-million-plus project at the Salaj District Hospital in Zalau, 332 miles northwest of Bucharest--and she was in Cambridge as their guest to observe British clinical waste management procedures.
A MediVac installation at Cairns Health Service District (CHSD) won the prestigious Australian Council on Healthcare Standards, ACHS Quality Improvement Award 2005 in the Non-Clinical Service Delivery category with an application titled "Innovative Technology for the treatment of Clinical Waste and Sharps Waste.
Each week we have two bags of clinical waste that need collecting.
We are in contractual discussions with the parties concerned," said Al Mansoori with regard to the clinical waste incinerator for Abu Dhabi.
The robots will be used to transport clinical waste and dirty linen, deliver food and dispense drugs.
But she resigned after her employer, Kirklees Community Healthcare Services, which is part of the NHS Kirklees health trust, told all district nurses they would have to transport clinical waste themselves.
Simon Jones, chairman of the Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust and also the hospital's champion for hospital hygiene and cleanliness, said: "In a hospital of this size, we have a huge diverse amount of waste and are working hard to segregate and treat clinical waste safely.
A COMPANY is to transform the treatment of clinical waste in the UK after developing a unique system which recycles 90% of the waste stream.
If built, the plant would handle up to 10,000 tonnes a year of clinical waste from across the north west.

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