EFFECTIVENESS OF STRUCTURED TEACHING PROGRAMME ON BIOMEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT AMONG STAFF NURSES AT SELECTED HOSPITAL CHENGALPET DISTRICT, TAMILNADU, INDIA.
Author(s):
Mrs.Yagajeyanthi.M, Vandana.V.S, Balaji.B, Kushbu.B
Keywords:
Biomedical waste, Staff nurse, Infection control, hospital setting.
Abstract
Introduction: Health care personnel including doctors, nurses and paramedical staffs are the guardians of the community. It is Introduction the duty of the entire health care establishments to ensure speedy recovery of their patients by maintaining clean and infection free surroundings, basic sanitation and cleanliness have always been mandatory requirements in the health care establishment, collection and disposal of Bi-medical waste often ignored are directly responsible for the spread of diseases in the community specifically among health care persons. Methodology: one group pretest and posttest design study was conducted among 120 staff nurses at selected hospitals. Results: In pretest, majority of 80(67%) of staff nurses had adequate knowledge, 16(13%) had highest knowledge and 24(20%) had inadequate knowledge. In posttest, majority of 97(81%) of staff nurses had highest knowledge, 13(10%) had adequate knowledge and 10(8%) had inadequate knowledge. Conclusion: The present study shows that whereas in the post-test after imparting structured teaching program majority 97 (81%) had adequate practice regarding biomedical waste management.
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Unique Paper ID: 157377

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 6

Page(s): 773 - 778
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