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disposable

Nursing adjective Referring to that which is discarded or disposed of noun An item used in health care-related Pt contact which is discarded after use–eg masks, gloves, gowns, needles, paper products, syringes, wipes. See Biohazardous waste.

disposable

(di-spō′ză-bĕl)
Designed to be used once and discarded and not reused or recycled.
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The PMDC has prepared an action plan to bind all hospitals to dispose of their medical waste scientifically and the errand hospitals will be penalised.
Low-energy bulbs - but how do you dispose of them safely, with-out taking them all the way to Haverton Hill?
Since mobile handsets and batteries are the most frequently disposed e-waste component in our lives, every time we dispose these responsibly we save our soil, our landfills and groundwater from hazardous pollution,' she added.
Dispose of medicines that are not in their original container or that have changed color or odor.
More than 265 bins were safely disposed of as part of the free Dispose of Unused Medicines Properly project which was organised by the HSE South and community pharmacists in Cork and Kerry.
Under current legislation, it is for the owner of the land where the carcase is found to correctly dispose of it.
Any business, including those operated from home, should legally dispose of controlled waste.
3) In Manrell, the court expanded the Fortino doctrine, holding that a "right to compete," which a taxpayer disposes of when entering into a non-competition agreement, is not a "right" that constitutes "property" for income tax purposes.
Either the administrator or the application must dispose of the data on the backup set.
Although 98% of households in al-Garda and 94% in al-Salamuniya had toilets, many of those households not connected to the sewage system did not safely dispose of effluent.
If you dispose of equipment yourself, make sure your IT department copies old data, then wipes information from the old hard drives with strong over writing programs, followed by strong magnets.
In the July 2001 issue of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a policy statement about the health hazards of environmental mercury, and urged physicians and parents to stop using mercury thermometers and to dispose of them properly.