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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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Heterogeneity of common and recyclable waste from February to August2012
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Mentions: Figures 3(a, b) and 4(a, b) show the heterogeneity of BW (common, recyclable, infectiousand chemical) between February and August 2012 at the hospital studied.


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)

Heterogeneity of common and recyclable waste from February to August2012
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4309228&req=5

f03: Heterogeneity of common and recyclable waste from February to August2012
Mentions: Figures 3(a, b) and 4(a, b) show the heterogeneity of BW (common, recyclable, infectiousand chemical) between February and August 2012 at the hospital studied.

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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