1. Non-RMW
    Solid material intended for disposal
  2. Examples of Non-RMW waste
    soiled dressings, disposable catheters,empty used specimen containers/urine cups.
  3. Requires no further treatment and is disposed of as general waste/trash.
  4. How many groups is RMW organized into and what are they based on?
    Nine, associated risks and treatment methods for medical waste.
  5. What is RMW?
    Is capable of causing disease or would pose other averse health risks to individuals or the community if improperly handled.
  6. Group 1 of RMW
    Cultures, Stocks, and Vaccines
  7. Group 2 of RMW
    Pathological Waste
  8. Group 3 of RMW
    Blood and Blood Products
  9. Group 4 and 7 of RMW
  10. Group 5 of RMW
    Animal Waste (from animals exposed to infectious agents during research, production of biologicals, or testing of pharmaceuticals).
  11. Group 6 of RMW
    Isolation Waste (including bedding from patients or animals from Biosafety level 4(BSL 4) agents).
  12. Group 8 of RMW
    Other (including fluids that are designated by the local infection control authority).
  13. Group 9 of RMW
    Chemotherapy Trace Wastes
  14. What should RMW be labeled with?
    Universal Biohazard symbol and the word "BIOHAZARD" or red in color.
  15. Pathological Wastes
    Must be refrigerated or frozen in dedicated cold storage units.
  16. Storage of non-pathological RMW shall not exceed?
    seven days
  17. Frozen storage of RMW (pathological) shall not exceed?
    thirty days
  18. Federal regulations require facilities maintain shipping paperwork/manifests for?
    two years after the RMW was accepted by the waste carrier.
  19. During a spill, remove blood and body fluid spills with an absorbent material and disinfect the area with?
    EPA-approved disinfectant or a solution of household bleach diluted 1:10 with clear water.
  20. Geobacillus stearothermophilus spore strips must be used?
    weekly to test the sterilization process.
  21. Steam sterilization requires temperature of at least?
    121 degrees C (250 F) for at least 90 minutes at 15 pounds per square inch of gauge pressure.
  22. What is the purpose of BUMEDINST 6280.1B?
    To provide standards for management of RMW at Navy shore MTF's and DTF's.
  23. BUMEDINST 6280.1B?
    Management of Regulated Medical Waste
  24. Any medical wastes originating from medical isolation rooms and/or sanitary napkins originating from post partum suites or gynecological surgical wards are handled as?
  25. What are some other potentially infectious materials?
    • 1) bodily fluids
    • 2) any unfixed tissue or organ
    • 3) HIV containing cell or tissue cultures, organ cultures, and HIV or HEP B virus
  26. When do you close sharps containers?
    When it is 3/4 full, and right before the removal or replacement of a container.
  27. Line containers with plastic bags sufficient with a thickness of at least?
    3 millimeters.
  28. When do you clean up RMW spills?
  29. Personnel need to wear appropriate PPE when cleaning up RMW, to include?
    Required levels of gloves, coveralls, masks, and goggles to prevent exposure to RMW during cleanup.
  30. When is training required for employees and will it cost them anything?
    required for all employees with occupational exposure to RMW and they will receive it prior to beginning work, and at least annually thereafter. Training must be provided at no cost to the employees and during working hours.
  31. If end product of waste disposal is unrecognizable, then you should?
    Check state/local regulations and laws.
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Helpful for study for advancement to HM2.