Author(s): Chindhana. K, Kanimozhi, Keerthana, Meera, Ramani, Shanmugapriya, Vinodhini, Malarvi Zhi. S, Abirami. A

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DOI: 10.5958/2454-2652.2021.00042.1   

Address: Ms. Chindhana. K1, Ms. Kanimozhi1, Ms. Keerthana1, Ms. Meera1, Ms. Ramani1, Ms. Shanmugapriya1, Ms. Vinodhini1, Dr. Malarvi Zhi. S2, Mrs. Abirami. A3
1Dept. of Medical Surgical Nursing, College of Nursing, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry.
2Professor and Head, Dept. of Medical Surgical Nursing, College of Nursing, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry.
3Assistant Professor, Dept of Medical Surgical Nursing, College of Nursing, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry.
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Published In:   Volume - 9,      Issue - 2,     Year - 2021


ABSTRACT:
Waste is any substance that is not useful. Bio-medical waste (BMW) is any kind of waste containing infectious material. Inappropriate and inadequate handling of health care waste has serious public health issues and significant influence on environment1.The present study was aimed to determine the level of knowledge regarding biomedical waste management among house keeping workers in Pondicherry institute of medical sciences Hospital at Puducherry. Descriptive cross-sectional study was adopted in this study. A descriptive cross-sectional study was done among housekeeping workers. A total of 50 housekeeping workers included in the study were selected using simple random sampling technique. The structured knowledge questionnaires were used regarding biomedical waste management among House keeping workers. Among 50 Participants 70% had inadequate knowledge, 26% had average knowledge and 4% had adequate knowledge. There was no association between the knowledge selected socio demographic variables. The current study recommended that they have to be educated about the biomedical waste management among house keeping workers2.


Cite this article:
Chindhana. K, Kanimozhi, Keerthana, Meera, Ramani, Shanmugapriya, Vinodhini, Malarvi Zhi. S, Abirami. A. Knowledge on Biomedical Waste Management among Housekeeping Workers in Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry. Int. J. of Advances in Nur. Management. 2021; 9(2):188-189. doi: 10.5958/2454-2652.2021.00042.1

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Chindhana. K, Kanimozhi, Keerthana, Meera, Ramani, Shanmugapriya, Vinodhini, Malarvi Zhi. S, Abirami. A. Knowledge on Biomedical Waste Management among Housekeeping Workers in Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry. Int. J. of Advances in Nur. Management. 2021; 9(2):188-189. doi: 10.5958/2454-2652.2021.00042.1   Available on: https://ijanm.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-9-2-14


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