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Applying Nightingale charts to evaluate the heterogeneity of biomedical waste in a Hospital.

Paiz JC, Bigolin M, Schneider VE, Stedile NL - Rev Lat Am Enfermagem (2014)

Bottom Line: to evaluate the heterogeneity of biomedical waste (BW) using Nightingale charts. cross-sectional study consisting of data collection on wastes (direct observation of receptacles, physical characterisation, and gravimetric composition), development of a Management Information System, and creation of statistical charts. the wastes with the greatest degree of heterogeneity are, in order, recyclable, infectious, and organic wastes; chemical waste had the most efficient segregation; Nightingale charts are useful for quick visualisation and systematisation of information on heterogeneity. the development of a management information system and the use of Nightingale charts allows for the identification and correction of errors in waste segregation, which increase health risks and contamination by infectious and chemical wastes and reduce the sale and profit from recyclables.

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Objectives: to evaluate the heterogeneity of biomedical waste (BW) using Nightingale charts.

Method: cross-sectional study consisting of data collection on wastes (direct observation of receptacles, physical characterisation, and gravimetric composition), development of a Management Information System, and creation of statistical charts.

Results: the wastes with the greatest degree of heterogeneity are, in order, recyclable, infectious, and organic wastes; chemical waste had the most efficient segregation; Nightingale charts are useful for quick visualisation and systematisation of information on heterogeneity.

Conclusion: the development of a management information system and the use of Nightingale charts allows for the identification and correction of errors in waste segregation, which increase health risks and contamination by infectious and chemical wastes and reduce the sale and profit from recyclables.

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Risks associated with Biomedical Waste Management
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Mentions: In this context, the risks associated with BW management can be divided into three majorareas: occupational, environmental, and contingency. Figure 1 presents the risks associated with the management process, showingthe areas in which they occur, the type of risk, and which population is exposed toit.


Applying Nightingale charts to evaluate the heterogeneity of biomedical waste in a Hospital.

Paiz JC, Bigolin M, Schneider VE, Stedile NL - Rev Lat Am Enfermagem (2014)

Risks associated with Biomedical Waste Management
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f01: Risks associated with Biomedical Waste Management
Mentions: In this context, the risks associated with BW management can be divided into three majorareas: occupational, environmental, and contingency. Figure 1 presents the risks associated with the management process, showingthe areas in which they occur, the type of risk, and which population is exposed toit.

Bottom Line: to evaluate the heterogeneity of biomedical waste (BW) using Nightingale charts. cross-sectional study consisting of data collection on wastes (direct observation of receptacles, physical characterisation, and gravimetric composition), development of a Management Information System, and creation of statistical charts. the wastes with the greatest degree of heterogeneity are, in order, recyclable, infectious, and organic wastes; chemical waste had the most efficient segregation; Nightingale charts are useful for quick visualisation and systematisation of information on heterogeneity. the development of a management information system and the use of Nightingale charts allows for the identification and correction of errors in waste segregation, which increase health risks and contamination by infectious and chemical wastes and reduce the sale and profit from recyclables.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: aff1.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: to evaluate the heterogeneity of biomedical waste (BW) using Nightingale charts.

Method: cross-sectional study consisting of data collection on wastes (direct observation of receptacles, physical characterisation, and gravimetric composition), development of a Management Information System, and creation of statistical charts.

Results: the wastes with the greatest degree of heterogeneity are, in order, recyclable, infectious, and organic wastes; chemical waste had the most efficient segregation; Nightingale charts are useful for quick visualisation and systematisation of information on heterogeneity.

Conclusion: the development of a management information system and the use of Nightingale charts allows for the identification and correction of errors in waste segregation, which increase health risks and contamination by infectious and chemical wastes and reduce the sale and profit from recyclables.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus