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Mangement of Infectious Waste
Purpose of BUMEDINST 6280.1A
to provide minimal standards for management of infectious waste
Commanders, COs, and OICs ensure what?
that guidelines of BUMEDINST 6280.1A are adopted and that everything complies with state and local regulations
Where is exposure to infectious waste most likely to occur?
In occupational settings that generate, transport, store, treat or dispose of infectious materials
Nonifectious waste can be treated
liek regular garbage
Examples of noninfectious waste
diapers, tampons
- absorbent materials (not from iso rooms) that contain small amounts of blood
Define infectiosu waste
liquid or solid waste that contains pathogens
Examples of infectious waste
- sharps
- cultures and specimens
- bodily fluids
- pathological waste including tissue or body parts
What should mark all infectious waste?
universal biohazard symbol
Can blood be washed down a sink?
Yes, but only a clinical sink or one used for that purpose
Who approves the purchase or leasing of an infectious waste treatment system?
What should be included in the recording of infectious waste?
date, type, and amount
How often is training conducted on the management of infectious waste?
time of initial assignment and annual
Steam sterilization
-temp is set at 121 C / 250 F for 90 minutes, at 15 lbs per square inch
-bacillus stearothermophilis spore strips must be used weekly to test
Chemical disinfection
- most appropriate for liquids
- must be further treated by steam sterilization or incineration
Microbiological waste can be treated by what three ways?
- steam sterilization
- chemical disinfection
- incineration
Microbiolgicals are disposed of by
sanitary landfill
Pathologicals can be treated by what two ways
incineration or cremation
Pathologicals can be disposed of by
- sanitary landfill
- burial
blood or bodily fluids can be disposed of by
blood or bodily fluids can be disposed of by
- sanitary sewer
- sanitary landfill
sharps can be treated by
steam sterilization
sharps can be disposed of by
sanitary landfill