How to Manage Hospital Waste

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How to Manage Hospital Waste

  1. 1. HOW TO MANAGE HOSPITAL WASTE MOH GUIDELINES BY DR ANJUM HASHMI MBBS,CCS(USA),MPH INFECTION CONTROL DIRECTOR MCH,NAJRAN
  2. 2. PURPOSE • To prevent the environment from being a reservoir and vehicle for the spread of microorganisms involved in HAIs and to guide the handling of contaminated solid and liquid waste material.
  3. 3. DEFINITION • Health Care Waste are waste that may or may not cause contamination or infection if not handled or dispose properly. APPLICABILITY • To all medical , Nursing, Housekeeping and other non medical staff.
  4. 4. WHAT IS A MEDICAL WASTE? Medical waste includes all wastes that are generated from any types of health care institutions, including hospitals, clinics, doctor’s, offices and medical laboratories.
  5. 5. Where to dispose waste in hospital • Regular waste in black bag • Infected waste in yellow bag having biohazard sign. • Sharp waste in Yellow sharp container. • Pathological waste in Red bag having biohazard sign. • Cytotoxic & Genotoxic Waste in Yellow bag. • Chemotherapy sharp Yellow sharp container
  6. 6. Continuous training and education of HCWs on Proper waste Disposal is need of time
  7. 7. Infected Waste Any disposable material contaminated with body fluid Dispose in yellow bag
  8. 8. Infected Waste Any disposable material Contaminated with blood Dispose in yellow bag
  9. 9. Infected Waste Diapers / Under pads spoiled with urine, faces and blood Dispose in yellow bag
  10. 10. Infected Waste Blood & Body fluid bags Dispose in yellow bag
  11. 11. Infected Waste Disposable Blood in yellow bag container
  12. 12. Infected Waste Catheters and Urine bags Dispose in yellow bag
  13. 13. Infected Waste Used PPE (Personal protective equipments) Dispose in yellow bag
  14. 14. Infected Waste Blood soiled tissue paper, gauze piece, used dressing Dispose in yellow bag
  15. 15. Infected Waste Contaminated endotracheal & feeding tubes Dispose in yellow bag
  16. 16. Infected Waste Wound drains and Syringes contaminated with blood and body fluid without needles Dispose in yellow bag
  17. 17. Infected Waste Contaminated disposable lab plastic bottles and other containers Dispose in yellow bag
  18. 18. Non Hazardous Waste IV tubing and syringes without blood or body fluid contamination Dispose in black bag
  19. 19. Non Hazardous Waste Plastic medication bottles and bags Dispose in black bag
  20. 20. Non Hazardous Waste Tissue &office paper & newspaper Dispose in black bag
  21. 21. Non Hazardous Waste Cells, Batteries, Pen, Pencils or any office item Dispose in black bag
  22. 22. Non Hazardous Waste Diaper & under pads with no contamination Dispose in black bag
  23. 23. Non Hazardous Waste Food Items, water and drink containers Dispose in black bag
  24. 24. Non Hazardous Waste IV set without needle & ventilator tubing without blood or body fluid Contamination Dispose in black bag
  25. 25. SHARP WASTE Used or unused Syringes, butterfly needles, lumber puncture & cannula needles Dispose in Sharp Container
  26. 26. SHARP WASTE Broken glass, bottles, pipettes Dispose in Sharp Container
  27. 27. SHARP WASTEUsed & unused Lancets, scalpels, scissors, ampo ules, glass slides and slide covers. Dispose in Sharp Container
  28. 28. SHARP WASTE Used & unused laboratory glass specimen tubes, capillary tubes & reagent bottles Dispose in Sharp Container
  29. 29. Pathological Waste Should be kept in refrigeration until handed according to Islamic fatwa No 8099 dated 21 Safar 1405 H Human body parts & placenta Dispose in Red bag
  30. 30. Cytotoxic & Genotoxic Waste All chemotherapy medicine items, specimen tubes. Dispose in Yellow bag
  31. 31. Cytotoxic & Genotoxic Waste Chemotherapy needles, syringes, iv catheter, sutures, broken glasses & scalpels Chemotherapy Sharps Container
  32. 32. IMPORTANCE OF CLEAN ENVIRONMENT • Remember, protecting our environment is about protecting our self. • Let us join together to protect our health and our communities, so that all of us can enjoy a healthy and prosperous life in future.
  33. 33. THANK YOU

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