Is Autoclaved Waste Sterile?
Learning Areas:Environmental health sciences
Occupational health and safety
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
List the four methods of verifying autoclaving. Differentiate between the verification and the validation of an autoclave cycle. Identify ineffective autoclave sterilization. Analyze health policies and regulations regarding disposal of biohazard waste. Discuss the limits of the various means of verifying sterilization using an autoclave.
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have a background in Medical Sciences and I'm in the last semester of my MPH program, concentrating in Environmental and Public Health. On this project I worked closely with my Academic Advisor and Professor of Environmental Toxicology Dr Alisa Rich, and practicum site supervisor, Terry Capone, an Environment Compliance manager at UTSouthwestern Medical center, who has over a decade of experience working with environmental regulations and policies.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.