Magnitude of Knowledge Attitude and Practice (KAP) towards Biomedical Waste Management among Health Care Professionals in Bule Hora Hospital, Ethiopia

  • Thamari Thankam Lecturer, Department of Nursing, College of Health & Medical Sciences Bule Hora University, Bule Hora, 144, Ethiopia.
  • Dr.A.N Mohamed Professor, Department of Biological & Mathematical Modeling, College of Natural Science, Bule Hora University, Bule Hora, 144, Ethiopia
  • Shiferaw Galchu Adola HOD, Department of Nursing, College of Health & Medical Sciences, Bule Hora University, Bule Hora, 144, Ethiopia
  • Boko Loka Safayi Vice Dean, College of Health & Medical Sciences, Bule Hora University, Bule Hora, 144, Ethiopia
Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Bio Medical Waste Management, Health Care Workers

Abstract

Hospital are the kernel of heal and also of infectious waste procreation. Insufficient and Inappropriate waste management of health care waste may have grave health influence and substantial impact on the public health and environment. The intention of the study was to magnitude the knowledge attitude and practice (KAP) towards Bio medical waste management (BMWM) among health care professionals in Bulehora hospital, Ethiopia. Present study was piloted among 162 health personnel (doctors, nurses, lab technicians, pharmacist, midwives and sanitary workers) in Bulehora hospital, Ethiopia, for a period of two weeks (October 25 to November 10). The questionnaire was used to evaluate their knowledge of bio medical waste disposal. Data were collected and analyzed using the statistical package for the SPSS version 25 software and narrated by using tables and graphs. 162 health care workers take part in, sanitary workers incorporated 40.7% of the participants and more than half of the participants had years (53.1%). Overall the level of knowledge was good at 70.0% that of attitude was favorable at 65% and that of practice was poor at 66.7%. Boundless the knowledge attitude and practice of mean at 13.3, SD at 26.85 MD at values at 0.793 and  value at 0.855 significantly low. Health care workers have good knowledge and favorable attitude about bio medical waste management. This can be utilized to enrich the practices in regard to bio medical waste manages at Bule Hora hospital to elude hazards rising due to health care waste. Nevertheless accentuated to have a substantial impact on bio medical waste riddance and practices.

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2021-02-17
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