Safe Handling of Health Care Waste

Without modern medical waste disposal, what would American hospitals do?

What will you do with bloody gauze, contaminated needles, infectious secretions and excreta when disposal becomes your responsibility?

The Hesperian Foundation offers the following free 33-page download, written to address this question, primarily for third-world countries (which we, too, could become.) 

As with their other publications, this is written at a level anyone could understand.

On page 20 it includes a handy chart for appropriate disposal of all sorts of medical waste, including amputated body parts, feces, blood, and contaminated disposable equipment.

Why not print out this handy guide to include in your medical survival kit?

Click title below to reach the Hesperian Foundation’s download page: 

Safe Handling of Health Care Waste

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About Cynthia J. Koelker, MD

CYNTHIA J KOELKER , MD is a board-certified family physician with over twenty years of clinical experience. A member of American Mensa, Dr. Koelker holds degrees in biology, humanities, medicine, and music from M.I.T., Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and the University of Akron. She served in the National Health Service Corps to finance her medical education.
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