International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019

A Study to Assess the Knowledge on Biomedical Waste Management and Recommendations among the Health Care Personnel in Yashwant Hospital, Kodoli

Grace Chetan Gaikwad

Abstract: Background and Objectives: Despite the statutory provision of Biomedical Waste Management, practice in Indian Hospitals has not achieved the desired standard even after seven years of enforcement of the law. In view of this, the present study on Knowledge, of health care worker regarding biomedical waste management. on the subject was carried out in Yashwant hospital Kodoli. The hospital under is a 300 bedded super specialty teaching hospital and research centre with latest facilities. The study is based on a questionnaire designed to understand the Knowledge of the staff involved in direct patient care facility regarding the biomedical waste management practices. The study enrolled 50 respondents, representing doctors and nurses from selected patient care areas; The objectives of the study were 1. To understand the standard procedure for bio medical waste management.2. To assess the current level of knowledge among the health care staff members 3. Identify the gap and to provide recommendation for efficient bio medical waste management.4. To find the association between knowledge of health care worker with selected demographic variables. Methods A descriptive approach with descriptive correlation design was used for 50 health care workers drawn through purposive sampling technique in a selected Yashwant hospital at Kodoli. The conceptual framework for the study was developed from the system model consists of 3 phases input, process and output hypotheses formulated were that there will be an association between knowledge & selected demographic variables. The content validity and reliability of the tools were established. The pilot study was conducted using a structured knowledge questionnaire. . An average of 4-5 observation was done Results The collected data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The study findings revealed Data presented in the figure shows that the respondents in pulse two have majority poor knowledge compare to post graduation. In all post graduation have good knowledge. Age is associated with the level of knowledge of health care worker (2 = 14.59 P>0.05. ) & Educational Experience is associated with the level of knowledge of health care worker (2 = 12.68 P>0.05). The r value computed was 0.82. Interpretation And Conclusion Majority (54 %) of health care worker had good knowledge & (26 %) of health care worker have average knowledge & only (20 %) health care worker had a poor knowledge. Concluding from the results, the importance of training regarding biomedical waste management cannot be overemphasized; lack of proper and complete knowledge about biomedical waste management impacts practices of appropriate waste disposal. SUGGESTIONS: Proper and scheduled training has to be given for the staffs Special training has to be given for the personnel who are handling the waste directly on regular basis.

Keywords: Hospital waste, biomedical waste management, color coding, Sharp disposal, health care worker, knowledge

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019,

Pages: 658 - 661

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