"15% of all medical waste is hazardous or infectious. Therefore safe handling throughout the collection and disposal process is of utmost importance." - JCI, 2017
A recent study published by JCI* (in collaboration with Medela) highlights the importance of fluid collection systems and provides an overview of the current state of vacuum suction equipment like suction liners, hydrophobic filters, vacuum pumps. Furthermore, it gives guidance on how to mitigate risks in fluid waste management.
Our whitepaper summary outlines the key findings of the JCI publication. Following a hand-full of recommendations can help to avoid contamination and thus provide caregivers and patients with greater safety.
*JCI = The Joint Commission International, https://www.jointcommissioninternational.org/