International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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ISSN: 2319-7064


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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023


Knowledge and Reported Practices Regarding Biomedical Waste Management among Nursing Staffs Posted at a Government Hospital in Mumbai

I Delos Flora [2]


Abstract: Objectives: To assess the knowledge and reported practices regarding biomedical waste management among nursing staffs posted at a government hospital. Materials and methods: A descriptive survey was undertaken to assess the knowledge and reported practices of biomedical waste management among nursing staffs.100nursing staffs were recruited in to the study who were posted to various wards and departments of the hospital by non - probability convenient sampling. Data analysis was done using descriptive statistics. Results: The present study results revealed that maximum i. e., 56 (56 %) of samples had excellent knowledge, 24 (24%) had good knowledge, 16 (16 %) had average knowledge and only 04 (4%) had poor knowledge regarding biomedical waste management measures. It was also extrapolated that 52 (52%) respondents followed excellent practice, 42 (42%) had good practice, 6 (6%) had average practices and no one had poor practice regarding infection control measures. Conclusion: The study results emphasizes that majority has excellent knowledge regarding biomedical waste management, the practice needs to be emphasised upon and in - service education on this subject should be adopted for the nursing staffs.


Keywords: Knowledge, Reported practices, Biomedical waste management


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023,


Pages: 1276 - 1277


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