Title: Assessment of medical wastes management protocols in Jordanian healthcare institutions

Authors: Thakir D. AlMomani; Loay A. Al-Zube; Osama M. Al-Bataineh

Addresses: Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, The Hashemite University, 3036 Engineering Building, Zarqa 13115, Jordan ' Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, The Hashemite University, 3032 Engineering Building, Zarqa 13115, Jordan ' Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, The Hashemite University, 3033 Engineering Building, Zarqa 13115, Jordan

Abstract: Successful and effective medical waste management strategy requires adopting clear and distinct protocols that will guarantee the appropriate and correct execution of this strategy. This study presents the results of a survey that has been conducted among the nursing staff working in different Jordanian hospitals in the northern, middle and southern parts of Jordan. The survey contained questions about medical waste administrative procedures and collection protocols. The results showed that the southern part of Jordan has the least proper way of administrative procedures and collection protocols of medical waste. However, other parts still need more attention to reach safe handling and treatment of medical wastes.

Keywords: Jordan; medical waste; waste management; waste administrative procedures; waste collection protocols; nursing staff; hospitals; safe handling; waste disposal.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEWM.2013.053125

International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 2013 Vol.11 No.3, pp.323 - 334

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 05 Apr 2013 *

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