handling, transporting, and treating of waste; and,
finally, disposal of the waste.
The treatment and
disposal methods shown in table 22 are the minimally
This chapter has introduced you to many basic
patient-care procedures and philosophies, such as
patient rights and responsibilities, professional
conduct, reporting and assessment procedures, patient
e d u c a t i o n , a n d p a t i e n t s a f e t y p r e c a u t i o n s .
Additionally, you have learned about inpatient care
and the various types of patients you will encounter as
a Hospital Corpsman.
Finally, you have been
introduced to standard rules of hygiene, aseptic
techniques, and the management of medical waste.
Having a good grasp of these areas of patient care will
give you a good base from which you can grow as a