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Medical Waste Articles

Below is a list of articles that have been published on this topic.
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Infectious Waste

Efforts are rife to minimise the spread of infectious diseases such as Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers (VHFs). While the clinical community plays its part in caring for the sick and determining the best course of action, it is essential to look at the issues of managing clinical waste that can have an impact on controlling infection.

Managing Waste

Waste Neither Time Nor Money

Hygienic Advances

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Sterilisation Of Operating Theatres

Hygiene Monitoring Systems

Pharmaceutical Waste

Pharmaceutical waste is a distinct sub set of a broader healthcare waste stream, and traditionally has been managed alongside other healthcare wastes. However, recent changes in UK practice and legislation have required an overhaul of this practice to improve the management of potentially hazardous materials in the waste stream.

Waste Not

An approach to managing medical waste: sustainable and holistic With her extensive experience in waste management in a medical context, Linda Lee observes developments made through consultation processes to achieve both more efficient and less costly operating systems.

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Healthcare Waste Disposal

Infrastructure is perhaps the most critical component of healthcare waste (medical waste) disposal in any nation. Traditionally, infrastructure refers to the availability and condition of highways and bridges. However, for healthcare waste disposal, the term is much broader, covering all transportation and regulatory requirements.

Medical Facility Waste Disposal

In a healthcare facility there are many different types of waste materials that pose environmental health and resource concerns if not managed properly. In general, these include municipal solid waste (MSW) or non-hazardous waste and dangerous goods (hazardous and medical waste). In a healthcare facility there are many different types of waste materials that pose environmental health and resource concerns if not managed properly. In general, these include municipal solid waste (MSW) or non-hazardous waste and dangerous goods (hazardous and medical waste).

Waste Management

Using two contrasting European case study countries (England and Greece), Dr Terry Tudor examines the manner in which waste from healthcare facilities is managed.

Medical Waste

Resource conservation has become an important issue internationally, especially in communities suffering from economic difficulty. Resource conservation is dependent on markets, locations willing to accept used materials and reprocess them to put them back on the market, or turn the materials into something else for resale.

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