Who are in risk from healthcare waste??? Doctors and Nurses. Patients. Health care providers and treatment employees. Environment and public health. Dentists and dental workers. blood bank technologists. Laboratory technologists. housekeeping personnel.
How does exposure occur? Most common: needle sticks. Cuts from other contaminated sharps (scalpels, broken glass , etc.). Contact of mucous membranes (forexample, theeye, nose, mouth) or broken (cut or abraded) skin with contaminated blood.
Points of problems: Waste Transport Transport Place Waste or to ready segregat transform central for waste generati ation on ion storage disposal Points of risk inside a healthcare facility Waste Interim Fleet Transport Externaltreatment storage manage- and wasteand of waste ment, tracing collection disposal logistic of waste Points of risk outside a healthcare facility
Safety procedures (when dealing with hazardous medical waste): Wearing: Apron. Safety goggles. Nose mask. High neck rubber boots.Then: Wash face and hands up to the elbows with water and disinfectant soap after each handling of hazardous medical waste.