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Handling Medical Hazardous Waste Training Course

Online Training Certification

Healthcare facilities generate medical waste. This waste poses a threat to healthcare workers. To protect healthcare workers, proper procedures must be in place for the safe handling of the waste. Recognizing how medical waste is generated, disposed of, and decontaminated helps healthcare workers better understand how to safely handle medical waste.

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$30.95 per student

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Governing regulations.
Regulated medical waste was first monitored on the federal level by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Today, however, the handling of regulated medical waste is more closely monitored on the state level, with each state enforcing different rules for the management of medical waste.

Who must take this course?
Any healthcare professional that is associated with any Hospital, Healthcare Facility, Laboratory, Research center, Autopsy center, Nursing home for the elderly, or Blood bank that generates medical waste.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

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Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable certificate and wallet card.

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We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course.

Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

Click to Learn More Course format.

Our Handling Medical Waste Safety Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check questions, and a final exam.

Click to Learn More Course synopsis.

This course is designed to help you achieve a greater understanding of the types of medical waste that exist in healthcare workplaces, the types of hazards and risks associated with managing medical waste, the proper way to treat and dispose of medical waste, and what to do if an incident occurs with medical waste.

Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to Handling Medical Waste
    • Key Terms
    • Handling Medical Waste - Overview
    • Handling Medical Waste - History and Background
    • Handling Medical Waste - Generators
    • Statistics for Handling Medical Waste in the Healthcare Industry
    • Responsibilities
    • Applicable Regulations for Handling Medical Waste
  • Medical Waste Hazards
    • Health Risks Associated with Handling Medical Waste
    • Microorganisms
    • Radioactive Waste
    • Needlestick Injuries
    • Poisoning and Pollution
  • Managing Medical Waste
    • Disposal
    • Transporting
    • Storage
    • Treatment
    • Incineration
    • Thermal Treatment
    • Chemical Treatment
    • Universal Precautions and Work Practice Controls
    • General Clean-Up Guidelines
    • Decontamination
  • Controls
    • Procedural Controls
    • Exposure Control Plan
    • Engineering Controls
    • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Training
  • Additional Resources
  • Summary
  • Exam
Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

According to RCRA, a small quantity generator must ensure that all employees are familiar with the proper waste handling and emergency procedures relevant to their responsibilities. A large quantity generator must have a formal personnel training program in place which requires initial training and an annual review. Some states have additional training requirements. It is important to check for local and state level regulations.

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