The Advantages and Disadvantages of Microwave Irradiation

Posted by on Dec 3, 2016 in Writing Assignment 8 | No Comments

Medical instruments and chemicals are used to treat diseases, injuries, infections and to improve our long-term well-being. However, it can also be infectious and pose an increasing problem to our health and safety if its wastes are not disposed of using the proper methods. Fortunately, one currently investigated solution to sterilize and treat medical wastes […]

Can Steam Autoclaving be a Possible Alternative to Incineration?

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in Writing Assignment 7 | No Comments

Steam autoclaving is a procedure that uses steam, heat, and pressure to inactivate microorganisms and sterilize medical tools (Schipanski, 1969).  It was considered to be one of the newest and best alternatives to treat medical waste other than incineration. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that over 90% of the infectious medical waste was treated […]

Open Dumpsites’s Adverse Effects to Human and Environment

Posted by on Nov 9, 2016 in Writing Assignment 6 | No Comments

Medical waste is one of the most harmful wastes being disposed and treated on landfills (Diaz and Savage, 2003).  It is broadly defined as liquid or solid wastes generated from the diagnosis, treatment, and immunization of human beings and animals (Akter, 1999). Wastes from this category can have adverse effects on human health and a […]

Improper Medical Waste Treatment Raise Public Concern

Posted by on Nov 6, 2016 in Writing Assignment 5 | No Comments

The concern for hazardous medical waste started in the 1980s when medical waste was washed up on several east coast beaches (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2016). The improper management of potentially infectious medical waste posed a serious health risk to the public and health care workers. In response this, the Congress drafted the Medical Waste […]

The Growing Gap Between the Number of Inpatient and Outpatient Surgeries

Posted by on Oct 29, 2016 in Writing Assignment 4 | No Comments

In 2008, a group of researchers funded by the World Health Organization (WHO) gathered data from 192 member states of WHO and estimated there were approximately 234 million major surgeries that took place worldwide (Weiser et al., 2008). The general types of surgery can be labeled to the following: ambulatory surgeries, inpatient surgeries, and a […]

The Definition and Management Risks of Medical Waste

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016 in Writing Assignment 3 | No Comments

Medical waste is known as any solid waste that is generated from health care facilities during diagnosis and the treatment process of humans and animals (Diaz and Savage, 2003). Medical waste can be classified into six categories: sharps, laboratory, animals, pathological radioactive, chemical, and residual after incineration or microwave treatment. Medical waste contains high amount […]

Alternative Ways of Medical Waste Management

Posted by on Oct 2, 2016 in Writing Assignment 2 | No Comments

Municipal Solid Waste, more commonly known as trash or garbage, is generated by humans in enormous amount daily. However, in the early times, solid waste management did not cause a significant problem as today due to the lower population and larger amount of available space for disposal. In the recent decades, the growing human population, […]

Advanced Pillows Improve Poor Sleeping Quality and Health

Posted by on Sep 17, 2016 in Writing Assignment 1 | No Comments

Clinical scientists and doctors have always been studying and trying to improve the conditions of many sleeping problems such as headache, back pain, and shoulder pain. A report from 1954 indicates that stiff neck could result from a sudden sharp turn of the head, cold draft, or more commonly, an uncomfortable sleeping position. Though it […]