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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(8): 295-298
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.039


Effect of In-House Training of Housekeeping Staff on Biomedical Waste Management
Sujitha Elan Seralathan1*, S. Vadivu1 and S. Ravichandran2
1Department of Microbiology,
2Department of Biostatistics, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry-605014, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Biomedical Waste (BMW) generated in health care facilities is a potential threat for the personnel handling them. Utmost precaution needs to be taken by healthcare workers (HCW) who handle them. In India the amount of BMW generated in a hospital ranges between 0.5-2kg/bed/day. According to WHO, 85% of the BMW generated in hospitals is non- hazardous; 10% is infectious and 5% is non- infectious but according to Glenn et al, the infectious waste in the developing countries may be as high as 35 % depending on the amount of waste that is being generated. Healthcare personnel who handle and transport BMW are usually unskilled and uneducated housekeeping staff with little or no knowledge about segregation and disposal of biomedical waste. Hence the study aims at the training of healthcare personnel who handle BMW and to evaluate the outcome of the training. The outcome has surprised and the results obtained after training were plotted.


Keywords: Biomedical waste management, Housekeeping Staff.
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Sujitha Elan Seralathan, S. Vadivu, S. Ravichandran. 2017. Effect of In-House training of Housekeeping Staff on Biomedical Waste ManagementInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(8): 295-298. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.039