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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(7): 1893-1897
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.807.225


Knowledge Attitude and Practice of Biomedical Waste Management among Health Care Workers in a Tertiary Care Hospital, Coimbatore, India
K. Deepika*
Department of microbiology, Karpagam Faculty of medical sciences and research, Coimbatore, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Advances in scientific development and research activities and patient care activities the amount of waste generated is increasing in amount day by day. About 10 to 25% of the hospital waste is considered hazardous and possess serious health threats. Lack of knowledge about proper segregation and disposal of the health care waste may cause various threats and hazards. All health care workers including doctors, nursing staffs, laboratory technicians, housekeeping individuals are working in our hospital. Observational Cross sectional study conducted in our hospital in November and December months of 2018. A total of 213 health care professionals were included in the study including 135 CRRI s, 63 Staff nurses, 10 lab technicians, and 5 class IV workers. Majority of the CRRIs (87.5%) and Lab technicians (90.9%) had good knowledge regarding the waste segregation and legislation of BMW management rules while only 25% of the class IV workers had good knowledge regarding the same. From our present study it can be concluded that the knowledge and awareness is less among the health care workers and inadequate and poor among the class IV workers. Frequent training sessions followed by the surveillance of their activities by a team would help to reinforce the importance of proper biomedical waste management


Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, health care workers, Biomedical waste management
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Deepika, K. 2019. Knowledge Attitude and Practice of Biomedical Waste Management among Health Care Workers in a Tertiary Care Hospital, Coimbatore, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(7): 1893-1897. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.807.225