HSM320 Handling Medical Waste

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HSM320 Handling Medical Waste
As the new office manager for the Family Practice Medical Group, you are responsible for establishing policies…

 

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HSM320 Handling Medical Waste

HSM320 Handling Medical Waste

Discussions Week 4 All Students Posts 34 Pages

As the new office manager for the Family Practice Medical Group, you are responsible for establishing policies and procedures for maintaining a safe environment for both the staff and patients. Medical waste is an important area that you will be legally responsible for, making sure it is handled safely and appropriately. The four categories of medical waste are: solid waste, chemical waste, radioactive waste, and infectious waste.

Pick one of the categories and post your plan for safe handling of the waste. What types of items would be included in the category? What would your policy say about proper disposal?  What you would do to determine a proper waste disposal policy that was legal, practical, and effective?…

Chapter 7 contains information regarding the public duties of the physician. In this chapter, there is information pertaining to Protection for the Employee and the Environment, specifically medical waste.

After reading this information, please try to determine what you would do to determine a proper waste disposal policy that was legal, practical, and effective?  What is the role of the Environmental Protection Agency in regulating medical waste in our facilities?…