International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 9, Issue 9 (2022)

A descriptive study to assess the expressed practice regarding prevention of health hazards related to biomedical waste management among nursing officers working in selected departments of IGMC & hospital, Shimla (H.P.) 2019-2021


Pallavi Pathania, Rita Kumari, Shagun Kumari

Hospital waste generation has become a prime concern due to its multi-dimensional ramifications as a risk factor to the health of patients, hospital staff and extending beyond the boundaries of the medical establishment to the general population. The health care sector produces huge amount of biomedical waste which may be hazardous to all those who come in contact with the waste. The WHO reveals that more than 50,000 people die every day from infectious diseases and one of the causes is improper waste management. HIV, hepatitis, tuberculosis, pneumonia, diarrhea diseases, tetanus, and whooping cough are the diseases spread through improper waste management. The aim of study was to assess the expressed practices regarding prevention of health hazards related to bio medical waste management among nursing officers. Quantitative research approach was used with descriptive research design. Study population was nursing officers. Non-probability purposive sampling technique was used to select the study sample. The sample size was 100 nursing officers. The result of the study was majority of 93(93%) of nursing officers had very good practices, 7(7%) of nursing officers had good practices regarding prevention of health hazards related to biomedical waste management. This study concluded that most of the nursing officers had very good practices regarding prevention of health hazards related to biomedical waste management.
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Pallavi Pathania, Rita Kumari, Shagun Kumari. A descriptive study to assess the expressed practice regarding prevention of health hazards related to biomedical waste management among nursing officers working in selected departments of IGMC & hospital, Shimla (H.P.) 2019-2021. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 9, Issue 9, 2022, Pages 93-98
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