High success through low RMW rates
Regulated medical waste (RMW) is one area where continuous education, communication, assessment, and tracking are critical to maintaining low generation rates. Due to a surgical department’s very nature, it’s unlikely that RMW will ever be eliminated, but since as much as 30% of a facility’s RMW is from the operating room, it’s a great place to focus efforts. Practice Greenhealth and Healthier Hospitals advise a less than 10% RMW generation rate facility-wide. More hospitals are turning to fluid management systems to reduce RMW rates. Here’s how to get started.
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