Healthcare industry produces, manufactures and markets the wholesale medical supplies. Sooner or later, it is realised that dealing in the business of hospital instruments and equipment generates biomedical waste which is infectious and hazardous to the environment. Accumulation of dead medical deadstock, mismanagement of the inventory received and sold, the gap between selling & ordering medical supplies and many other reasons. Naturally, this calls for damage control to retard the growth of the waste that is increasing day by day at labs, clinics, hospitals, healthcare industries, etc. Due to this, there’s a huge demand for hospital waste management and there are only a few of them who know how the medical waste disposal methods function to handle the heavy amount of biohazard waste.
Let’s find some prevalent and successful medical waste solutions which are practised in the hospitals and industries:
1) Autoclaving: It is considered to be one of the most effective ways which are conducted by using a heated container to deal with unnecessary biohazard waste. At the US, 90% of the biohazard is autoclaved or incinerated in around 2,400 Medical Waste Incinerators (MWI).
2) Chemical disinfection: There are certain biohazard chemical wastes which are treated with chemicals so that they can be deposited in landfills wherein it can never spread the infections.
3) Encapsulation: There are different types of biohazards of which one is called ‘sharps’ which can easily tear or puncture what’s containing them. This gives access to easy pricks and a chance to spread infections especially through needles, injections, scalpels, etcetera. They need to be placed in an appropriate container for depositing it in the landfills.
Many of the medical equipment inventory is found unused after a certain period of time in the labs, clinics, hospitals, etc and we need different ways to dispose them of. So, all of the above methods would help you dispose of the perishable dead medical stock and the infectious one too.