Handling Biomedical Waste

$125.00

This course provides caregivers with a comprehensive definition of biomedical waste.

This course provides caregivers with a comprehensive definition of biomedical waste; a review of standard precautions; tips for safe handling of sharps and biohazardous spills; and how to deal with biomedical waste in a client’s home.

Objectives:
  • Identify and describe items that are considered biomedical waste.
  • Discuss the proper way to handle and dispose of used sharps in facilities and in homes.
  • Demonstrate how to seal, transport and store full sharps containers and biohazard bags.
  • Perform safe containment and clean-up of small spills of potentially infectious blood or other body fluids.
  • Use standard precautions whenever handling biomedical waste.

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