Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Print this page Email this page Users Online: 228
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

Correspondence Address:
Lata R Chandel
Department of Microbiology, Shri Lal Bahadur Shashtri Government Medical College, Ner Chowk, Mandi - 175 008, Himachal Pradesh
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/mjdrdypu.mjdrdypu_233_18

Rights and Permissions

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.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded134    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal