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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 508-510

Knowledge, attitude and practices of health care workers in biomedical waste management in a newly opened tertiary care hospital


Department of Microbiology, Shri Lal Bahadur Shashtri Government Medical College, Ner Chowk, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Lata R Chandel
Department of Microbiology, Shri Lal Bahadur Shashtri Government Medical College, Ner Chowk, Mandi - 175 008, Himachal Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/mjdrdypu.mjdrdypu_233_18

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Background: Biomedical waste management (BMWM) and adoption of standard work precautions are core strategies in infection control. For effective implementation of infection control practices, capacity building of various stakeholders in BMWM is essential. This study evaluates the impact of training on BMWM and infection control practices in cleaning personnel and technical staff. Methods: Two categories of health-care workers were trained on infection control management and BMWM. A pre- and posttest was administered in both groups. Results: On posttest evaluation, the knowledge showed significant improvement. This could be assessed as a modification of attitude and practices during handling of BMW shown on audit done on routine rounds of hospital conducted by the infection control committee. Conclusion: We recommend that evaluation of training is critical for effective implementation of trainings.


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