Volume : VI, Issue : X, October - 2016

Knowledge, Awareness and Practices of Biomedical Waste Management among Medical and Paramedical personnel

Deepakvengatesh R, Kanagapriya M, Sucilathangam G, Revathy C

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 In the present study the assessment of the levels of knowledge and attitude of a total of 120 (30 males and 90 females) medical and paramedical personnel were analysed. The knowledge and awareness of biomedical waste management was assessed by a set of questions and it was found that the house surgeons and staff nurses had excellent scores with cent percent knowledge, doctors and post–graduates had excellent knowledge (85–90%) while average scores were seen among 10–15% of them .Lab technicians and sanitary health workers had excellent scores (70–75%) and rest them (25–30%) were average scorers. There was excellent attitude among 90 –95% of the doctors, post graduates and house surgeons while 5–10% of them had an average attitude score. The house surgeons and staff nurses and lab technicians (80–85%) had an excellent attitude score, 10–20% of them had an average attitude score. The biomedical waste management and disposal practices were observed in various areas in the hospital. The biomedical waste handling and disposal was excellent in all the places observed. This was because of the regular, proper training sessions that were conducted in the hospital. All the members of the study have also undergone reorientation training sessions on biomedical waste management. Moreover, the good attitude among the study group helped in making the biomedical waste management a great success in the hospital.

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Deepakvengatesh R, Kanagapriya M, Sucilathangam G, Revathy C Knowledge, Awareness and Practices of Biomedical Waste Management among Medical and Paramedical personnel Indian Journal of Applied Research,Volume : 6 | Issue : 10 | October 2016


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