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Chapter-05 Biomedical Waste Management

BOOK TITLE: Pocket Clinical Guide for Nursing Students

Author
1. Prakash P
ISBN
9789352701933
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14242_6
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
2
Author Affiliations
1. College of Nursing, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India
Chapter keywords
Biomedical waste management, color code, human anatomical, microbiology, biotechnology, cytotoxic drug, plastic container

Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to focus on the biomedical waste management. Categories of waste, color code and its disposal are described in the table format. Types of waste are human anatomical, animal, microbiology and biotechnology, sharp, discarded medicines and cytotoxic drugs, solid, liquid, incineration ash, and chemical. This chapter has also some images as black plastic container, red plastic container, yellow plastic container, blue plastic container, and white plastic container. Each container contains the some different types of biomedical waste material.

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