Learning Outcomes for Study Session 23

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

23.1  Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold. (SAQ 23.1)

23.2  Distinguish between the types, and identify the risks, of medical waste. (SAQ 23.2)

23.3  Describe the handling and disposal requirements for healthcare waste. (SAQs 23.3 and 23.4)

23.4  Describe the health risks to health workers or patients related to sharps injuries. (SAQ 23.4)

Session 23  Healthcare Waste Management

23.1  Sources and classification of healthcare waste