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Knowledge, attitude and practice of hospital staff management

(2013) Knowledge, attitude and practice of hospital staff management. Waste Management and Research.

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Abstract

The proper handling and disposal of biomedical waste (BMW) is very imperative. There is a defined set of rules for handling BMW worldwide. Unfortunately, laxity and lack of adequate training and awareness in the execution of these rules leads to staid health and environment apprehension. The objective of the study was to assess the knowledge and attitude of hospital staff to BMW management. The cross-sectional study was conducted on 261 healthcare workers from 9 hospitals, which were randomized from 32 hospitals. The most important finding was a significant (P < 0.05) relationship between the level of education attainments and training in BMW management. Twenty-nine (19.9) members of government hospital staff and 37 (32.2) members of staff from the private sector agreed that BMW management is not just the government's responsibility, but one that every member of personnel should share. This finding will help to address the issue more appropriately, and plan for better training programs and monitoring of BMW management systems in hospitals. © The Author(s) 2013.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 7
Keywords: attitude; Cross-sectional study; Health and environment; Healthcare workers; Knowledge; Level of educations; Management systems; Training program, Health care; Hospitals; Management; Personnel; Waste disposal, Human resource management, education; private sector; training; waste disposal; waste management, article; clinical practice; cross-sectional study; desensitization; educational status; environmental planning; health education; health personnel attitude; hospital personnel management; hospital waste; human; major clinical study; priority journal; professional knowledge; protective clothing; waste disposal; work experience; workload, attitude; hospital; Knowledge; management; personnel, Awareness; Cross-Sectional Studies; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Humans; Personnel, Hospital
Subjects: Hospitals and Other Health Facilities > WX 150-190 Hospital Administration and Health Facility Administration
Depositing User: مهندس هدی فهیم پور
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5130

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