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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:7, July, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(7): 682-688

Effect of Structured Training Program on Nursing Staff Regarding Awareness about Biomedical Waste Management in a Tertiary Care Hospital
Dipti D. Mulay, Jaishree M. Petkar* and Jyoti Iravane
Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Aurangabad-431001, Maharashtra State, India
*Corresponding author

The management of biomedical waste is an important issue in healthcare facilities, big and small. Appropriate knowledge regarding it is necessary to prevent its health consequences. This study was undertaken to assess the existing knowledge, attitude and practices regarding BMW management amongst nurses and to evaluate the effect of a structured training program given to them and in the process to update them about the recent guidelines. The study was conducted at a tertiary care hospital in Aurangabad (Maharashtra). A total of 181 nurses participated in the study from various wards and ICUs across the hospital. A pre-training questionnaire was given to each participant. A structured training program was conducted for all the participants. At the end of the training sessions a pre-evaluated post- training questionnaire was given to all participants. Statistical analysis was done by using MS. Excel for paired sample T Test, χ2 (chi-square) test and percentage. There was a significant increase in knowledge about biomedical waste management after educational intervention which was statistically highly significant (p<0.0001). Knowledge regarding biomedical waste management among nursing staff improved substantially, post structured training program. This puts an emphasis on the need of intensive structured training programs at regular time intervals. This should be coupled with regular monitoring by concerned authorities regarding proper implementation of rules by healthcare professionals.

Keywords: BMW (Biomedical waste), structured training program, knowledge, nurses

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Dipti D. Mulay, Jaishree M. Petkar and Jyoti Iravane. 2019. Effect of Structured Training Program on Nursing Staff Regarding Awareness about Biomedical Waste Management in a Tertiary Care Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(7): 682-688. doi:
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