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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(11): 2989-2995
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.343


Study on the Awareness and Practice among Health Care Workers on BMWM in a Teaching Hospital in Nellore, A.P.
Y. Umarani1, D. Sarada2*, P. Sujatha3, E. Vandana Giridhar3 and M. Raja Rajeswari3
1ACSR Govt. Medical College, Nellore, A.P., India
2Govt. Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada, India
3Department of Microbiology, Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada, A.P., India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

This study was undertaken to determine the awareness regarding biomedical waste management policy and practices, attitude towards biomedical waste management and awareness regarding needle stick injury among different categories of health care workers. The study was conducted using closed ended questionnaire and distributed among 110 individuals in four categories of health care workers. The questionnaire was used to assess their knowledge on biomedical waste disposal. The resulting answers were graded and the number of correct and incorrect answers obtained for each question from individual participants. The results showed that there was a poor level of knowledge and awareness of biomedical waste generation, hazards, legislation and management among health care personnel. Major areas of deficit found were about knowledge regarding number of BMW categories (0%), definition about biomedical waste (26.6%) and definition of segregation (45.7%) among nursing and other paramedical staff. So, it is necessary for all health care providers to undergo regular training in Biomedical waste management for proper handling and disposal.


Keywords: Biomedical waste management, Segregation, HCW, Biohazard symbol, Evaluation
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Umarani, Y., D. Sarada, P. Sujatha, E. Vandana Giridhar and Raja Rajeswari, M. 2018. Study on the Awareness and Practice among Health Care Workers on BMWM in a Teaching Hospital in Nellore, A.P.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(11): 2989-2995. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.343