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Research Article
Year : 2014   |  Volume : 2   |  Issue : 4   |  Page : 455-457  

A study to assess the knowledge and practices of nurses regarding biomedical waste management in selected hospitals of Latur

S.S. Saravanan

Correspondence Address:Maharashtra Institute of Nursing Sciences, Latur, Maharashtra, India

Source of Support: nil, Conflict of Interest: not declared


DOI: 10.4103/2231-4040.197331

Abstract  

A quantities descriptive study to assess the knowledge and practice regarding Bio Medical Waste Management among nurses in selected hospital Latur. Through non-probability convenience sampling technique. There were 100 Nurses were selected for the study. The data was collected by using structured interview questionnaire. The results shows that (>75%) 8 had high knowledge (51-75%)19 had average knowledge (0-50%) 73 were had low knowledge score regarding biomedical waste management and the mean was 11.8 with the SD of 5.27 practices on Biomedical waste management (>70%)17 were had adequate practice (41-70%) 20 were had adequate practices and (0-40%) 63 had inadequate practices the mean score of practice was 5.49 with the SD of 2.09. Significant association was found between the attitude and age, sex, professional qualification, experience, type of hospital and available facilities. Significant relationship was identified between the knowledge and practices.

Keywords: Knowledge, practices, biomedical waste

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