Assessment of Awareness About Biomedical Waste Among Doctors and Nurses of Children Hospital Lahore

Taimoor Hassan, Sidra Siddique, Sana Saeed, Muhammad Moazzam, Azmat Tahira, Fahad Ayub, Ifzonia Babar
2021 Asian journal of allied health sciences  
Bio Medical waste refers to any type of waste which is generated during the diagnosis, treatment or immunization of human beings or animals or in research purposes pertaining to or in the fabrication or testing of biologicals. Objective: To assess the awareness about bio-medical waste management among Doctors and Nurses of Children Hospital. Methods: Descriptive study was conducted in Children's Hospital and Institute of Child Health Lahore. Convenient Sampling Technique was applied to gather
more » ... applied to gather data. This was a hospital-based study in which staff members of both genders were included. The study population divided into two strata and these strata consisted of doctors and nurses. A total of 139 staff members were involved out of which there were 77 doctors, 62 nurses. Their responses checked by a Performa about problems in the management of biomedical waste. Results: The result showed that majority (62%) staff members had knowledge about bio-medical waste. The remaining staff had very basic knowledge about bio-medical waste. Conclusions: The awareness about BMW management among Children's Hospital Operation theater staff is satisfactory. But still, they need to improve their knowledge to ensure more patient safety by organizing seminars, workshops.
doi:10.52229/ajahs.v5i3.784 fatcat:n7ggkcnwa5hpfhi3nz6pstsw3a