Segregating Medical Waste and Improve Their Environment of Care
A healthcare facility generates many types of waste, some of which are bio-hazardous or hazardous and need to separate from other waste streams. As a medical waste generator, a healthcare organization is responsible for adequately sorting the waste. It produces and preparing it for disposal. Everyone working in your organization must recognize the different waste types and throw them away in the appropriate containers. There can be safety, compliance, and financial consequences if you fall short in these areas.
Correctly segregating waste challenging due to varying rules and regulations and the rapid pace of healthcare delivery. Medical waste is regulated at the federal, state, and local levels, which can contribute to confusion among healthcare providers. In addition, some healthcare facilities may have disposal policies that are even more stringent than regulations. Sometimes, a healthcare worker must quickly decide where to put waste. If they don’t fully understand the regulations, and their facility’s policies, they can make a mistake. The following are answers to some frequently asked questions that can help clarify how to segregate different waste streams appropriately.
Segregating medical waste with different medical container
Different color of containers is using for different area. Normally, red medical waste container is using for collecting sharps. Sharp is a contaminated and bio-hazardous object that can deeply puncture the skin. What types of sharps need to collect in red sharps container in medical area? For example, needles and syringes, scalpel blades and lancets, glass pipettes, slides, and tubes etc.
On the other side, yellow color is another medical waste container that could segregate types of waste. Yellow container is using for tracing chemotherapy waste. What the trace chemotherapy contaminated waste? Trace chemotherapy contaminated waste are including syringes and needles, spill kits, IV tubing and bags, contaminated gloves and grown. Normally, it is the waste that generates during cancer treatment.
Waste segregation might complicate, and it helps to work with a knowledgeable waste management expert to help you make sure that your organization is consistently following the correct processes.
Boyue dedicates to helping protect the health and safety of healthcare providers, patients, and communities. Our regulated medical waste solutions are designed to help reduce the burden on healthcare workers, so they can focus on what truly matters. Contact us today to learn more about how Boyue’s solutions can help healthcare organizations improve their environment of care.