Knowledge of Staff Nurses on Health Hazards related to Biomedical Waste Disposal in a Tertiary Care Hospital

J Pharm Bioallied Sci. 2023 Jul;15(Suppl 2):S1089-S1092. doi: 10.4103/jpbs.jpbs_209_23. Epub 2023 Jul 11.


OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to assess staff nurses’ knowledge of the health concerns connected with biomedical waste disposal.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: The descriptive study was performed with a sample of 50 staff nurses from a tertiary hospital. The semi-structured questionnaire was made to be used when interviewing participants. It has information about the person’s age in years, religion, monthly family income, family type, marital status, previous biomedical waste management education exposure, and the source of information.

RESULTS: Participants were between the ages of 20 and 60. Only five 20-30-year olds are moderately knowledgeable. Out of 50 nurses, 41 (82%) had an adequate level of knowledge, 9 (18%) had a moderate level of knowledge on biomedical waste management, and none of them had too inadequate knowledge.

CONCLUSIONS: The proper handling of biomedical waste necessitates that all hospital staff undergo extensive training on the collection, sorting, transportation, and storage of waste in color-coded bins before disposal and treatment.

PMID:37694054 | PMC:PMC10485509 | DOI:10.4103/jpbs.jpbs_209_23


Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *