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Friday, March 11, 2022
9:00 am – 12:15 pm CST (incl. a 15-min break)


Presented by:
Dr. Kumar Kanti

Medical Waste Identification and Profile
Categories of infectious waste
• Common municipal wastes
• Deceptive/innocuous hazardous wastes
• Items of routine usage (not wastes)
Common infectious wastes
• Global variations in classification of infectious wastes
• Isolation waste
• Cultures, stocks and associated biologicals
• Human blood and blood products
• Pathological waste
• Used sharps
• Contaminated animal carcasses
• Unused sharps
Hospital/medical waste identification and profile
• General waste
– Paper, plastics
• Infectious waste
– Linens, clothing, food waste, body fluids
• Hazardous waste
– Chemotherapy and antineoplastic chemicals
– Formaldehyde
– Photographic chemicals
Medical waste minimization options
• Segregation of individual waste streams
• Management and control practices
Waste management for COVID-19 pandemic
• COVID-19-waste (C-19-waste) in the United States, Spain, Italy,
South Korea and other countries
• Interim guidance from WHO and CDC to cope with the
massive increase in C-19 waste
• Guidance on safe handling of COVID patients for health care staff
and other areas of the hospital/facility
• Protocols to safely operate a duplex facility – (a) the COVID patients
in one area and (b) routine and emergency health care patients in another/area
• Handling, disinfection and disposal of C19-waste – massive vaccination,
sampling and testing
Global vaccines, testing and related wastes
• Wates types, issues
• Vaccine types (CDC/WHO)
• Cross infections
Medical waste treatment technologies
• Autoclave treatment
• Short wave RF treatment
• Chemical/mechanical treatment
• Microwave treatment
Key factors for effective treatment
• Segregation
• On-site vs. off-site considerations
Emission control and best management practices (BMPs)


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Professional Engineers:
3.0 PDHs (No credit offered in NY)


Continuing Education Credit Information
Each webinar offers 3.0 PDHs to professional engineers licensed in all states except New York.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is not seeking course approval for professional engineers licensed in New York. Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

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Dr. Kumar Kanti

Intermediate science 1960 St. Edmund’s College, Shillong
MBBS 1965 National Medical College,Kolkata
Trained in Safdar Jung Hospital ,Delhi 1965—1966
Moved to USA 1967 and trained in:
Griffin Hospital, Derby, Connecticut 1967-1968
Wilson Memorial hospital, Johnson City, NY 1968- 1972
FRCS (Canada) 1975
FACS 1977
Practiced as General Surgeon in Binghamton, NY from 1972 to 1985
Moved to India 1987 and worked as Chief Surgeon Red Cross Hospital, Silchar from 1987 to 2002
Joined SMSB (Kalyani Hospital) 2002 and is working as Director, currently.