Perception regarding Bio-medical Waste Management among medical students in a Tertiary Care Hospital

Authors

  • Shikhar Singh Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
  • Neha Sharma Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Jolly Grant, Dehradun
  • Prabhaker Mishra Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science, Rae Bareli Road, Lucknow

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47203/IJCH.2019.v31i01.023

Keywords:

Medical waste Disposal, Health Personnel

Abstract

Background: Bio-medical waste is perilous and can be a health hazard. There is considerable role of medical undergraduates, interns and post-graduates in preventing hazardous consequences from mishandling of bio-medical waste. Aims & Objectives: To assess the knowledge, attitude and practice about Bio-medical waste management among medical undergraduates, interns and post-graduate students. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was carried out among 75 participants including MBBS students, interns and post-graduate students (25 from each group) at King George’s Medical University, Lucknow through purposive sampling technique over a period of one month. A structured self-administered questionnaire was used for data collection. Data were analyzed using Chi-square, Fischer-exact, one-way ANOVA and Post Hoc (Tukey) Tests. Results: MBBS students had more knowledge and the better attitude towards BMW management guidelines as compared to interns and post-graduates(p<0.001), while post-graduate students were more aware of the needle-stick injury and were correctly practicing BMW management as compared to MBBS students and interns(p<0.001). Conclusions: Knowledge, attitude and practice regarding BMW management is still inadequate among MBBS students, interns and post-graduates, so repeated training-retraining and supportive supervision regarding the same should be foster. Strict regulations and surprise perusals might be a strong impetus for medical students and other health personnel.

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2019-03-31

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Singh S, Sharma N, Mishra P. Perception regarding Bio-medical Waste Management among medical students in a Tertiary Care Hospital. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2019 Mar. 31 [cited 2024 Jun. 24];31(1):137-43. Available from: https://iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/1034

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