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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 2, Issue 3, Part E (2016)

Comparison of knowledge, attitude and practices of health care personnel regarding biomedical waste management in selected hospital of Ambala, Haryana

Author(s)
Suman Lata, Navjot Kaur, Vinay Kumari
Abstract
The improper handling and mismanagement of biomedical waste is posing serious health problem. Health care personnel need to be well equipped with latest information, skill and practices in managing this biomedical waste. The study has been conducted with the aim to assess and compare the knowledge, attitude and practices of health care personnel regarding biomedical waste management. The study subjects (N=120) health care personnel (40 doctors, 40 staff nurses and 40 laboratory technicians) were selected by convenience sampling technique. The data was collected by structured knowledge questionnaire, likert scale and observational checklist. It was found that there was a significant gap in the knowledge and practices of health care personnel regarding biomedical waste management. Staff nurses were having significantly better knowledge as well as practices regarding biomedical waste management as compared to doctors and laboratory technician. It is recommended that all healthcare facilities to get their healthcare personnel trained.
Pages: 291-293  |  587 Views  13 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Suman Lata, Navjot Kaur, Vinay Kumari. Comparison of knowledge, attitude and practices of health care personnel regarding biomedical waste management in selected hospital of Ambala, Haryana. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(3): 291-293.
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