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RMJ. 2021; 46(4): 914-918


Knowledge, attitude and practices of hospital staff regarding hospital waste management in public hospitals of district Gujranwala, Pakistan

Aaqib Shahzad Alvi, Yasir Nawaz Manj, Adnan Riaz, Muhammad Alam, Bushra Ghafoor.

Abstract
Objective: To assess the knowledge, attitude and practices of hospital staff on hospital waste management.
Methodology: Convenient sampling technique was used to collect data from the doctors (160), nurses (172), paramedics (112) and sanitary workers (106) from four public hospitals of District Gujranwala, Pakistan. Data were analyzed by SPSS 20.
Results: The disposal of waste was experienced by most doctors (81%) and nurses (92%) as compared to paramedics (54%) and sanitary workers (55%). Majority of the nurses were practicing sharps disposal in puncture proof container followed by doctors (88%), while this was low in paramedics and sanitary workers. Majority of the nurses (83%) said that proper disinfection of hospital waste was being performed at hospital. Majority of the doctors (76%) and nurses (78%) were practicing the protective measures whereas this was low among the paramedical staff and sanitary workers. The practice of waste segregation by most of the doctors (77%) and nurses (91%) were being practiced, while in paramedic (53%) and sanitary staff (53%) was low.
Conclusion: There is gap between knowledge and practices as per waste management guidelines. There was lack of hospital waste practices within the public hospital. There is need of training of hospital staff and continuous training will ultimately result in better management of hospital waste.

Key words: Hospital waste, waste management, knowledge, practice, public hospital, Hospital Waste Management Rules 2014


 
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Alvi AS, Manj YN, Riaz A, Alam M, Ghafoor B. Knowledge, attitude and practices of hospital staff regarding hospital waste management in public hospitals of district Gujranwala, Pakistan. RMJ. 2021; 46(4): 914-918.


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Alvi AS, Manj YN, Riaz A, Alam M, Ghafoor B. Knowledge, attitude and practices of hospital staff regarding hospital waste management in public hospitals of district Gujranwala, Pakistan. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=85248 [Access: October 14, 2021].


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Alvi AS, Manj YN, Riaz A, Alam M, Ghafoor B. Knowledge, attitude and practices of hospital staff regarding hospital waste management in public hospitals of district Gujranwala, Pakistan. RMJ. 2021; 46(4): 914-918.



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Alvi AS, Manj YN, Riaz A, Alam M, Ghafoor B. Knowledge, attitude and practices of hospital staff regarding hospital waste management in public hospitals of district Gujranwala, Pakistan. RMJ. (2021), [cited October 14, 2021]; 46(4): 914-918.



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Alvi, A. S., Manj, . Y. N., Riaz, . A., Alam, . M. & Ghafoor, . B. (2021) Knowledge, attitude and practices of hospital staff regarding hospital waste management in public hospitals of district Gujranwala, Pakistan. RMJ, 46 (4), 914-918.



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Alvi, Aaqib Shahzad, Yasir Nawaz Manj, Adnan Riaz, Muhammad Alam, and Bushra Ghafoor. 2021. Knowledge, attitude and practices of hospital staff regarding hospital waste management in public hospitals of district Gujranwala, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 46 (4), 914-918.



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Alvi, Aaqib Shahzad, Yasir Nawaz Manj, Adnan Riaz, Muhammad Alam, and Bushra Ghafoor. "Knowledge, attitude and practices of hospital staff regarding hospital waste management in public hospitals of district Gujranwala, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 46 (2021), 914-918.



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Alvi, Aaqib Shahzad, Yasir Nawaz Manj, Adnan Riaz, Muhammad Alam, and Bushra Ghafoor. "Knowledge, attitude and practices of hospital staff regarding hospital waste management in public hospitals of district Gujranwala, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 46.4 (2021), 914-918. Print.



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Alvi, A. S., Manj, . Y. N., Riaz, . A., Alam, . M. & Ghafoor, . B. (2021) Knowledge, attitude and practices of hospital staff regarding hospital waste management in public hospitals of district Gujranwala, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 46 (4), 914-918.








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