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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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Mentions: The role of Florence Nightingale in the history of statistics is of interest for manyreasons. Her role as a social activist and her visualisation of statistical datapresented in charts and diagrams that could be used as powerful arguments for medicalreform are of great importance. Social phenomena could be objectively measured andsubjected to mathematical analysis. The Coxcomb chart was innovative in the collection,tabulation, interpretation, and graphical presentation of descriptive statistics. Figure 2 shows an adaptation of the originalstatistical chart (Coxcomb). This diagram shows the incidence and prevalence of deathdue to three main causes at the time: war wounds/injuries, diseases, or other causes.


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)

Original Coxcomb diagram(10)
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f02: Original Coxcomb diagram(10)
Mentions: The role of Florence Nightingale in the history of statistics is of interest for manyreasons. Her role as a social activist and her visualisation of statistical datapresented in charts and diagrams that could be used as powerful arguments for medicalreform are of great importance. Social phenomena could be objectively measured andsubjected to mathematical analysis. The Coxcomb chart was innovative in the collection,tabulation, interpretation, and graphical presentation of descriptive statistics. Figure 2 shows an adaptation of the originalstatistical chart (Coxcomb). This diagram shows the incidence and prevalence of deathdue to three main causes at the time: war wounds/injuries, diseases, or other causes.

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.


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