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ISSN Print: 2394-7489, ISSN Online: 2394-7497
ICV 2018: 74.52

International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences

2018, Vol. 4 Issue 3, Part F

Knowledge, attitude and practices about biomedical waste management among dental undergraduates and post graduates in GDC&H, Hyderabad

AUTHOR(S): Dr. M Narasimha Lakshmi, Dr. D Ashok Babu and Dr. N Sripriya
ABSTRACT:Background: Dental waste can be hazardous to humans and the environment. Care is required while disposing clinical waste in order to protect and maintain the immediate environment from contamination and to ensure the safety of those who come in contact with it. It is now time that the curriculum for medical, dental and paramedical education gives due importance to this vital issue.
Aim of The Study: The study is aimed to determine the awareness among the students of GDC&H, Hyderabad regarding biomedical waste management policy and practices, their attitude towards biomedical waste management and their awareness regarding needle stick injury.
Methods: A cross sectional study is conducted using a questionnaire to assess the knowledge of biomedical waste disposal. It was distributed to the students of GDC&H, Hyderabad.
Results: Of the distributed 250 questionnaires, it has showed that there is a poor level of knowledge and awareness of biomedical waste generation hazards, legislation and management among health care personnel.
Conclusion: 1) It is concluded from the present study that there are poor levels of knowledge and awareness about biomedical waste generation hazards.
Regular monitoring and training should be required at all levels.
Pages: 371-375  |  538 Views  18 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. M Narasimha Lakshmi, Dr. D Ashok Babu, Dr. N Sripriya. Knowledge, attitude and practices about biomedical waste management among dental undergraduates and post graduates in GDC&H, Hyderabad. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2018;4(3):371-375.
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