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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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