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1

What instruction is BUMEDINST 6280.1 ?

Management of Infectious Waste

2

How or when do you separate infectious waste from noninfectious waste?

At the point of origin

3

How long can you keep waste in storage without refrigeration?

7 days

4

How do you package and handle anatomical waste?

Double-wall corrugated boxes/rigid containers that are double-lined with plastic bags

5

What is the method of treatment and disposal method for pathological waste?

Incineration /cremation sanitary landfill/burial

6

Waste from Pt. diagnosis, treatment, or immunization are subdivided into what two categories?

Infectious and Non-infectious Waste

7

What is the method of treatment and disposal of bulk blood and other infectious liquid?

Gelatinization, Sanitary Sewer or Landfill

8

Training for occupational exposure to infectious waste shall be conducted ___________?

At the time of initial assignment and annually, thereafter

9

What kind of setting generates,transports,stores,treats,or disposes of potentially infectious material?

Occupational Setting

10

Diapers,facial tissues,and absorbent materials are what type of waste?

Non-infectious Waste

11

What is the method of treatment or disposal for microbiological waste?

Steam Sterilization, Chemical Disinfection, or Incineration

12

Infectious waste treatment is achieved through what means of destruction?

Incineration, Heat, Chemicals, and Radiation

13

A practical system to monitor disposal of infectious waste shall include _______________?

Date, type of waste, amount, and disposition

14

How do you handle blood, suctioned fluids or other liquid waste other than gelitainization?

The waste may be decanted into clinical sinks unless it's prohibited by state or local regulations

15

How do you clean infectious waste leakage?

Remove blood and body fluid spills with an absorbent material and disinfect with Environmental Protection Agency approved disinfectant or solution of household bleach diluted 1:10 with clear water.

16

_______ ________ spore strips must be used weekly to test the sterilization process?

Bacillus stearothermopihilus

17

Items determined to be noninfectious
waste can be treated how?

Treated as general waste, using accepted methods of
collection, storage, transport, and disposal.

18

Define Infectious waste

Liquid or solid waste containing pathogens in sufficient numbers and of sufficient virulence to cause infectious disease in susceptible hosts exposed to the waste.

19

Name examples of Infectious waste.

Sharps, including hypodermic needles, syringes,
scalpel blades, suture needles, Pasteur pipettes, specimen slides, cover slips, glass petri plates, and broken glass contaminated with potentially infectious material.

20

Name examples of Non-Infectious waste

Used personal hygiene products such as diapers, facial tissues, and sanitary napkins, unless the waste is from isolation rooms or, in the case of sanitary napkins, originates from post partum suites or gynecological surgery wards.

21

Infectious waste shall be placed in
containers labeled with what word and symbol?

The universal biohazard symbol and the
word "BIOHAZARD" or be red in color.

22

What are two ways that infectious waste should not be transportated?

Do not transport infectious waste in chutes or dumbwaiters.

23

Any new treatment techniques submitted for approval shall be acceptable to local regulating authorities, shall have scientific evidence ofefficacy, and shall have successful use elsewhere for a minimum
of how many years?

2 years

24

For effective sterilization, the temperature must be
maintained at what temperature, time duration, and pounds per square inch of guage pressure?

121o C (250o F) for at least 90 minutes, at 15
pounds per square inch of gauge pressure.

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