A cross-sectional study to assess the knowledge and practice of medical waste management among nursing personnel in a selected hospital in Karnataka

A cross-sectional study to assess the knowledge and practice of medical waste management among nursing personnel in a selected hospital in Karnataka

Author: 
Fauzia Kazi and Dr. Christopher Sudhaker
Abstract: 

Many of the health professional working in the hospitals does not have formal education on medical waste disposal. Therefore it is important to determine whether such formal education helps health professional to improve their knowledge and does this knowledge improves there practice. Present study was conducted in a multi-specialty teaching hospital in south Karnataka. Samples were selected by simple random method. Thirty staff nurses were selected, their knowledge was assessed by administering a structured knowledge questionnaire on Hospital waste management and the practice was observed using an observational checklist on practice of waste management. Result shows that majority 94.60% of the staff nurses had good knowledge and practice on Hospital waste management.

Paper No: 
1864