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O MANEJO DE RESíDUOS DE SERVI OS DE SAúDE EM UM HOSPITAL ESCOLA DE CURITIBA/ PR - BRASIL

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This study was conducted with the main objective of describing the management of the Residues of Health Services (RHS) yield in different parts of a Hospital on which services are provided with high technological complexity. The RHS are materials produced by all services offered by the health system to animal or human care and its deficient management is responsible for causing harmful effects over the environment and population. The present study has a descriptive nature and the data was collected by semi-structured interviews. It had the participation of 20 professionals responsible for the management of biomedical waste in 20 units of the mentioned Hospital. The data’s analysis was performed on a qualitative perspective. The study has shown that the professionals responsible for the management of RHS are distant from knowing the procedures in its totality, being the sharps residues their major concern (which is responsible for the majority of work injuries when they are inappropriately arranged). It was also noticed the need for larger investments in periodical training about this subject for the professionals.

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