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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.
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NHS Trusts need to have robust systems for managing infection control, including the disposal of clinical waste.
Newcastle-based Eurocare, which deals with 25 per cent of NHS clinical waste, last year pleaded guilty to 10 breaches of the Environmental Protection Act.
Inspectors found the Tyseley site littered with clinical waste and dozens of additional trailers.
The city of bradford metropolitan district council (the council) provides a clinical waste collection service for the district of bradford, And in doing so collects approximately 20 tonnes per annum of clinical waste.
Course code: C-378651 Deadline: October 31, 2014 Learning objectives To be able to understand the need to undertake infection control measures and dispose of clinical waste effectively (Group 2.
He is now aware that the Bennett family requires a clinical waste collection.
The report stated: "Written cleaning schedules were being incorrectly completed and the team found several clinical waste bags on the f loor in general storage rooms which also contained clean items for patient use.
Mrs Robinson, of Long Lane in Honley, said: "I told them I would resign rather than carry clinical waste in my car because, whatever they say, it's a risk.
The clinical waste plant, which is used by the NHS, was immediately sealed off as forensic teams moved in.
Other worries relate to storage of clinical waste, car parking provision and the building blocking out sunlight.
UP to 1,000 objectors are expected at a planning meeting in Warrington over moves to build a clinical waste processing plant.

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