World Health Organization (WHO)

Teacher´s Guide Management of Wastes from Health Care Activities

A spiral-bound collection of resource materials for use in a three-day training course focused on the safe management of health-care wastes. Course materials are aimed at an audience of managers of hospitals and other health-care establishments, policy-makers, and professionals involved in waste management. Noting that health-care waste has a higher potential of infection and injury than any other type of waste, training materials aim to both heighten awareness of specific hazards and illustrate the strategies - whether involving national legislation or safe practices at the institutional level - that can minimize these risks. The teacher's guide is a companion to the WHO handbook, Safe Management of Wastes from Health-Care Activities.

Training materials include ready-to-copy texts for overhead transparencies or slides, lecture notes, handouts, exercises, worksheets, and evaluation forms. Apart from drawing attention to the public health and environmental hazards of health-care wastes, material for the course includes abundant technical information on various safe options for waste segregation, storage, collection, labelling, transport, treatment, and disposal.

Specific training materials range from overheads listing the components of national programmes for waste management and outlining an action plan, through a handout illustrating technical options for waste treatment, to a worksheet for calculating the costs for construction and operation of an incineration plant. Advice on how to organize and conduct the course is provided together with suggestions for using problem-based approaches and supplementing the materials with locally-relevant examples and exercises.lkc2.
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CHF 35.00 / US $ 31.50
In developing countries: 24.50
Industry Type:
Health Care

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