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Waste Management for Healthcare Facilities Short Course

23 Clinical Points Only R 999.00 (incl VAT)

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It is the responsibility of all healthcare workers to have a healthcare waste management system in place or to have access to such a system. This system should deal completely with measures for waste reduction, separation, packing, labelling, storage, and removal under circumstances that do not threat human health or the environment. Contamination with healthcare waste should be avoided during routine investigations as well as emergency situations. Independent practitioner should be able to provide evidence of compliance with an acceptable protocol for the management of healthcare waste as guidelines stated by the HPCSA.

This course will provide the healthcare worker with guidance in healthcare waste management and look at legislation and regulations that frames the management of healthcare waste.

Learning Outcomes

After completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Define healthcare waste
  • List microorganisms and infectious agents
  • Identify sources and types of healthcare waste
  • Classify healthcare waste according to WHO principles
  • Discuss the management of healthcare waste within available laws and regulations
  • Describe principles that guide management of healthcare waste
  • Discuss effective planning for healthcare waste management
  • Explain worker safety related to healthcare waste management
  • Describe challenges impacting on management of healthcare waste
  • Discuss healthcare waste management in the context of Covid 19

Who Should Enroll

The course is developed for and aimed at healthcare professionals

Course Design

This is an eLearning course.

Course Content

The following modules are included in this short course:

  1. Healthcare and Medical Waste Defined
  2. Microorganisms and Infectious Agents
  3. Classification of Healthcare Waste
  4. Sources of Healthcare Waste
  5. Legislation and Regulation of Healthcare Waste
  6. Principles of Healthcare Waste Management
  7. Planning and the Process for Healthcare Waste Management
  8. Healthcare Worker Safety in Management of Healthcare Waste
  9. Challenges in Healthcare Waste Management
  10. Healthcare Waste Management in the Context of Covid 19


Participants are assessed by means of multiple-choice questionnaires at the end of each module. In order to be successful a pass rate of 70% is required.


Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for 23 Clinical CEU’s on Level 2.


FPD will award successful participants with a certificate on completion of this course should they successfully complete the assessment process.


Tel: 0878211109
Fax: 086 550 3692
E-mail: nursing@foundation.co.za
Address: P.O. Box 75324, Lynnwood Ridge, 0040
Website: www.foundation.co.za

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