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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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The Recycling Center, which is also a needle disposal site, stepped up and agreed to combine the needles collected at the LPD with the ones they collect for disposal, and they already had a licensed medical waste disposal company handling it.
The first phase of medical waste disposal is already underway, and phase two will begin in 2012 with a $10 million investment in disposing of waste that is hazardous to the environment and individuals, he said.
A January 1996 report from the World Bank's South Asia office recommended against reliance on "imported high-technology incinerators that are expensive to purchase and difficult to maintain" for medical waste disposal.
While medical waste disposal at hospitals and other healthcare facilities is highly regulated, medical waste outside of that setting has been largely unregulated for years," states David P.
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The new location will let the company increase their supply of medical waste disposal tools including sharp containers, disposable containers, red liners, and red boxes.
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The medical waste disposal market in Florida is thriving, said Paul Reddish president at ProMed Waste Solutions.

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