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Knowledge of Sanitary Workers regarding Bio medical Waste Management
Akoijam Sangita Devi
Malar Kodi Aathi
Mrs. Akoijam Sangita Devi1, Mrs. Malar Kodi Aathi2
1Assistant Professor, Dept of Medical Surgical Nursing, M.M Institute of Nursing, M.M University Mullana, Ambala Haryana.133207
2Assistant Professor, Dept of Child Health Nursing, M.M Institute of Nursing, M.M University Mullana, Ambala Haryana.133207
The waste produced in the course of healthcare activities carries a higher potential for infection and injury than any other type of waste. Inadequate and inappropriate knowledge of handling of healthcare waste may have serious health consequences and a significant impact on the environment as well. This study aims to see whether PTP has significant impact on level of knowledge and expressed practices of sanitary workers regarding bio-medical waste management, relationship between level of knowledge and expressed practices and to seek the association between knowledge scores with selected demographic variable. The experimental approach one group pretest post design and non-Probability purposive sampling technique, data was collected by using self report interview technique. The collected data was analyzed a it shows that there was marked gain in the mean knowledge score (73.31%) and expressed practice (72.10%) after PTP. There was positive relationship seen between level of knowledge and expressed practice at 0.05 level (t=0.273). There was no significant association found between selected demographic variables (age, gender, and work experience, present area of work, monthly income and source of information) with knowledge score nurses regarding Bio-Medical Waste Management.
Biomedical Waste Management, Health care activities, knowledge, expressed practices. Sanitary workers.
Akoijam Sangita Devi, Malar Kodi Aathi. Knowledge of Sanitary Workers regarding Bio medical Waste Management. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research 2(2): April- June 2014; Page 121-125.
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