KNOWLEDGE ATTITUDE & PRACTICE OF MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS IN BIOMEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT
SIVA BHARATHI*, P. THIAGARAJAN**, RANJANI. V***, RAVICHANDRAN. C****, MANGAYARKARASI SENGUTUVAN*****
N.A.*, N.A.**, N.A.***, N.A.****, N.A.*****
Aim
Awareness of Medical Professionals in the management of biomedical waste.
Study Design
Cross Sectional survey design
Study Place
ICH & HC
Study Period
April 2005 - June 2005
Study Population
Medical Professionals
Sampling Techniques
Simple random sampling
Sample Size
45
Results
Of practitioners interviewed, 28.9% were North Chennaites, 31.1% Central Chennaites, 40% South Chennaites, 6.7% were pediatricians, 11.1% surgeons, 13.3% Obstetricians & 78.9% were General Physicians. 100% usage of disposables, 66.7% of syringes, 77.7% of sample medicine, 64% of used glove, 64% of used slides, 75% of expired drugs disposed in the general waste. 33.3% of syringes, 75.6% needles, 76.5% of tissue waste disposed in separate bin. 28.9% use a needle destroyer. Of those collected in separate bin 36.5% were disposed in general waste. 13.3% in open space, 28.9% for proper disposal. 93.3% were not aware of color coding system in spite of having heard about it.
Conclusion
There is a need to create awareness regarding biomedical waste management.
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