Caracterização do gerenciamento dos resíduos sólidos nos estabelecimentos de serviços de saúde no município de Blumenau

by Cancherini Brandt, Ana Cristina

Abstract (Summary)
The present work consists on the characterization of the medical waste management adopted by health service rendering establishments in the city of Blumenau, such as: hospitals, medical clinics, dental clinics, clinical analysis labs, city health units, pharmacies, drugstores and veterinary clinics. The work was accomplished through a field research, collecting data by questionnaires addressed to the personnel, direct or indirectly, responsible for these establishments. There were 63 interviewed establishments out of an universe of 578 establishments in the city. As a result of this study we could settle the management profile of these establishments regarding the medical waste administration and determine the rates of waste generation in these facilities. In addition we could estimate the total quantity of medical waste for the city of Blumenau. These results may help the determination of new medical waste management procedures, minimizing the risks to health and environment.
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Sebastiao Roberto Soares; Luiz Fernando Krieger Merico; Adilson Pinheiro

School:Universidade Regional de Blumenau

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:Medical waste management segregation infectious recycling final destination


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