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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(9): 340-345
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.509.037


A Cross Sectional Study on Health Care Waste Management among Health Care Personnel in a Tertiary Care Center, Kannur, Kerala, India
R.Shyamala1* and G. Naveen2
1Department of Microbiology, Kannur Medical College, India
2Department of Microbiology, PES medical college, Kuppam, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Hospital waste management has become a critical issue as it poses potential health risks and damage to environment. All those wastes which are generated in hospitals or during health care activities carries a higher risk for infection and injury than any other wastes. Biomedical waste are any waste that is generated during diagnosis, treatment or immunization of human beings or animals/ research act pertaining to or in the production or testing of biologicals. Thus, this study was conducted with the objective of assessing the knowledge, attitude and practice regarding biomedical waste management among healthcare personnel. A descriptive cross-sectional study was done to assess the knowledge, attitude and practices regarding hospital waste management done at Kannur Medical College, Kannur during February 2016 to April 2016. Hundred health care personnel (Doctors, Nurses, Lab technicians, Management staff) working for >3months was included for the study. The study instrument was a structured questionnaire having two parts, Part I comprised of age, sex, work level and experience, part II related was to knowledge, attitude and practices. Knowledge was assessed by questions related to hospital wastes, statutory bodies, waste collection, segregation, transport and disposal. Attitude questions were accredited to thinking to situations while handling hospital wastes.  Practices were assessed by the questions related to the actions and contemplation of hospital rules. In our study we found appropriate knowledge 64%, good attitude and practice as 88%, 59% respectively. Staffs had good attitude (>80%) regarding BMW management. All our staff had relatively had good practice, best practices were given by nurses as compared to doctors and technicians.


Keywords: Biomedical waste,Health care, Hospital Wastes.
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Shyamala, R., and Naveen, G. 2016. A Cross Sectional Study on Health Care Waste Management among Health Care Personnel in a Tertiary Care Center, Kannur, Kerala, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(9): 340-345. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.509.037