A STUDY TO ASSESS THE EFFECT OF AWARENESS PROGRAMME ON KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE REGARDING BIO MEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT AMONG STAFF NURSES AT SHERI KASHMIR INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES SOURA SRINAGAR KASHMIR

Fehmeeda Mehmood

Abstract


The Bio-Medical Waste is any waste generated during diagnosis, treatment or immunization, of human beings or animals or in research activity. The awareness regarding bio medical waste is very important among health care personal particularly among staff nurses as they are at greater risk to get many fatal infections like Human immune deficiency virus, Hepatitis C virus, Hepatitis B virus and many other injuries by these infectious material. Thus the staff nurses need to be well knowledgeable and equipped with latest information, skills and practices in managing the bio medical waste and thus the study was conducted with the aim to assess the effect of awareness program on knowledge and practice regarding bio -medical waste management among staff nurses at  SKIMS Soura Srinagar Kashmir. Methodology Quantitative research approach with pre- experimental one group pre - test post – test design was used to assess the knowledge and practice of 50 staff nurses regarding Bio -medical waste management at SKIMS Soura Srinagar Kashmir. Purposive sampling technique was used to collect data from the study subjects and data was collected using knowledge questionnaire and checklist. Results The study revealed that the mean pre interventional knowledge score was 24.50 and the mean post interventional knowledge scores was 44.04. The mean difference between pre and post interventional knowledge score was 19.54 with a p value of (<0.001). The mean pre interventional practice score was13.96 and the mean post interventional score was 15.80 .The mean difference between pre and post interventional practice score was 1.34 with a p value of (<0.001).Conclusion The findings of the study revealed that awareness program was effective in improving the knowledge  and practice scores of study subjects.

Key words

Awareness Program; Knowledge; practice; Bio medical waste management

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How to cite this article:

Fehmeeda Mehmood; A study to assess the effect of awareness programme on knowledge and practice regarding bio medical waste management among staff nurses at Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura Srinagar Kashmir; International Journal of Nursing and Medical Science 2018; 7 (3), 14-28.


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