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Support services

Nizam Damani

in Manual of Infection Prevention and Control

Third edition

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199698356
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191732126 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698356.003.0018
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The most practical approach to clinical waste management is to identify waste that represents a sufficient risk of causing infection during handling and after disposal, and for which some precautions are necessary to prevent any significant potential risk of infection. It is essential that all health care facilities have clearly defined guidelines to ensure the safe identification, packaging, labelling, storage, transport, treatment, and disposal of waste, from the point of generation to the point of final disposal. This chapter discusses the management of clinical waste, kitchen and catering services, linen and laundry services, pest control, and prevention of infection after death.

Keywords: clinical waste management; hospital waste; health care facilities; infection prevention

Chapter.  8752 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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