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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 4
First page : ( 554) Last page : ( 558)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2019.00123.6

A Comparative Study to assess the level of knowledge regarding Biomedical Waste Management among staff Nurses in selected hospital of Udaipur

Yadav Rohit1,*, Menaria Dashrath1, Bhatia Monika1, Meghwal Rajendra1, Meena Roopchand1, Ms. Chacko Asha2

1B. Sc.(N) IV, Mass College of Nursing, Udaipur

2Lecturer, Mass College of Nursing, Udaipur

*Corresponding Author E-mail: ry5212@gmail.com

Online published on 7 April, 2020.

Abstract

The study was conducted with an aim to assess level of knowledge regarding biomedical waste Management among staff Nurses in selected hospital of Udaipur. The research design selected for the study was non-experimental comparative research design with purposive sampling technique for the selection of samples. 40 nurses were selected from Choudhary Hospital and Udaipur Hospital.

Background of study

"Bio Medical Waste " means any waste which is generated during the diagnosis, treatment or immunization of human beings or animals or in research activities pertaining or in the production or testing of biological and Health Care facilities. Hospital are meant to ensure community Health. It is thus surprising that till recently not enough attention has been given to the proper disposal of hospital waste. Infectious waste can transmit various diseases to the staff as well as community and put those handling the waste to risk. However what is not commonly known is that 20% of all the waste is infectious and hazardous and other 80% is not infectious.

Objectives

To assess the level of knowledge regarding the Bio medical waste management among Staff Nurses of selected Hospitals of Udaipur. To find out the association of level of knowledge with selected demographic variables. To compare the level of knowledge regarding Bio medical waste management among staff Nurses in selected Hospitals of Udaipur.

Methodology

A non experimental comparative research design was used for the study. The sample size consisted of 40 nurses selected by purposive sampling technique. A knowledge questionnaire used to collect data from nurses regarding biomedical waste management. The obtained data was analyzed and interpreted using descriptive and inferential statistics.

Result

There is no significance association between level of knowledge and socio demographic variable age, gender, religion education, socio economic status, working experience, area of work due to small sample size (N = 40) hence RH1 is rejected. it is revealed that the calculated value of ‘t’ is-1.328 which is actually less than the P < 0.05 level (t38 = 2.024) so it reveals that there is no significant difference between level of knowledge of staff nurse of Udaipur and choudhary hospital.

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Keywords

Nurse, Knowledge, BMW.

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