Environmental Management in Healthcare Facilities

Environmental Management in Healthcare Facilities

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CD-ROM offers rapid access to all of the most relevant federal guidelines and regulations. Presents treatment options for non-hazardous, non-radioactive wastes. Provides guidelines for the management of hazardous materials, antineoplastic and other hazardous drug waste, and low-level radioactive and laboratory waste. Explores the concerns of small facilities such as doctor or dentist offices. Discusses special issues such as water supply and wastewater discharge, indoor air quality, management of asbestos-containing materials, sharps management, and more. Addresses the management of chemical hazards, minimization of the human risk of infection, and improvement of safety. Reviews the regulations and regulatory framework that are most relevant for healthcare environmental managers.Training in safe methods for handling cytotoxic drugs should be in place for all affected staff. Detailed policies ... Personnel mixing chemotherapy drugs should be provided with a Class R, Type A or B biological safety cabinet (BSC). ... Policies should be kept in the safety manual, reviewed annually, and updated. Althoughanbsp;...

Title:Environmental Management in Healthcare Facilities
Author:Kathryn D. Wagner, Claude D. Rounds, Robert A. Spurgin
Publisher:W B Saunders Company - 1998


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