KNOWLEDGE AND AWARENESS REGARDING BIOMEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT AMONG EMPLOYEES OF A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL
Objective: To assess the level of knowledge regarding biomedical waste and its management among hospital personnel.
Material and Methods: The present study was a cross sectional study carried out in a tertiary care hospital of Gwalior in year 2008. Medical, para-medical and non-medical personnel working at their current position for at least 6 months were included as study participants. Self made scoring system was used to categorize the participants as having Good, Average and Poor knowledge.
Statistical Analysis: Percentage and Proportion were applied to interpret the result.
Results: The score was highest for medical and least for non-medical staff.
Conclusion: The present study concludes that regular training programs should be organized about the guidelines and rules of biomedical waste management at all level.
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