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Knowledge Attitude Practice (KAP) Among the Staff Regarding Biomedical Waste Management at Government Hospital, Jaipur


  • Priyanka Maan
  • Agency : Knowledge Attitude Practice, KAP, Biomedical Waste, Waste Management
  • Objective : The objective of this study is to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice among the staff members by classifying them into categories of doctors, nurses, OT staff, technicians and sanitary workers.
  • Background : Despite the statutory provision of biomedical waste management, practice in Indian Hospitals has not achieved the desired standard even after so many years of enforcement of the law. In view of this, the present study on Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) on the subject was carried out in. Govt. Hospital, Jaipur The hospital under scrutiny for KAP is a 100 bedded hospital with all general specialties. The hospital has a work force of 30 doctors, 80 nursing, support and paramedical staff.
  • Methodology : The study is based on a questionnaire designed to understand the KAP of the staff involved in direct patient care facility regarding the biomedical waste management practices.110 questionnaire were distributed out of which 89 were received back.
  • Findings : The study has shown a definite apathy of intellectuals towards the operational aspects of the system. The medical professionals have tubular vision on patient care services and pay very little heed to support services in the overall context of comprehensive patient welfare. Doctors are high on attitude and understanding of the system with sound knowledge but need to improve on their practice habits. OT staff and technicians also have understanding of the subject but more attitudes to be developed in these functionaries. Practice habits of nurses have large scope to improve. Sanitary staff is a matter of concern as they have very low understanding of the subject and resulting in poor practice habits.
  • Recommendations : In the field of medical practice statutory public health guidelines for BMWM and close monitoring of its compliance alone cannot achieve the ultimate goal, if it is not accompanied with social science approach of mass education, motivation, training and changes of mind set in all strata of medical practice. Thus a comprehensive training module for all the functionaries is formulated to get good results and improve the situation.
study is to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice among the staff members by classifying them into categories of doctors, nurses, OT staff, technicians and sanitary worker