Healthcare facilities can save money and resources by improving infectious waste management segregation and implementing waste reduction programs.
Household generated sharps should be disposed appropriately to help prevent injury and illness to family members and waste handlers, and reduce pollution to the environment.
Some healthcare facilities use plastic bags to transport specimen containers from patient care areas to in-house laboratories. Is the specimen bag considered infectious or solid waste?
Suction canisters are single-use devices used in hospital operating rooms. In a recent study, up to 40% of the infectious waste generated from operating rooms is suction canister waste. New technology is available that can reduce the generation of suction canister waste.
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