Keywords: Jordan, medical waste, waste management, waste administrative procedures, waste collection protocols, nursing staff, hospitals, safe handling, waste disposal
Assessment of medical wastes management protocols in Jordanian healthcare institutions
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.