Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences (ASPS)(ISSN: 2581-5423)

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 3

Practices on Biomedical Waste Management Among Healthcare Workers at Benjamin Mkapa and Dodoma Regional Hospital

Jastine James Nyangwe and Irene Aurelia Tarimo*

Open University of Tanzania, Faculty of Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

*Corresponding Author: Irene Aurelia Tarimo, Open University of Tanzania, Faculty of Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Received: February 15, 2023; Published: February 22, 2023

Abstract

Healthcare facilities generate a lot of biomedical waste, which are source diseases and infection to people. Therefore, this study assessed the knowledge and practice as well as the relationship between knowledge and practice on biomedical waste management among healthcare workers of Benjamin Mkapa and Dodoma regional hospital.

The study employed the use of descriptive cross sectional design to a sample size of 100 healthcare workers from both hospitals categorized as doctors, pharmacists, laboratory technician, nurses, and waste handlers/cleaners. Primary data was collected using questionnaire and analyzed using descriptive statistical technique guided by statistical package for social science (SPSS) version 22 (IBMSPSS 22.0).

The results show that (52.2%) and (54.8%) healthcare workers from Benjamin Mkapa and Dodoma regional hospital had inadequate knowledge as well as (63%) and (66.7%) did not practice proper biomedical waste management. Biomedical waste management practice was seen to be positively influenced by participant’s level of knowledge at (r = 0.998, p-value < 0.01) and (r = 0.956, p-value < 0.05).

This study recommends periodic in-service trainings and monitoring on biomedical waste management. Adequate supply of equipment used for biomedical waste management should be provided to the Hospital healthcare workers.

Keywords: Assessment; Biomedical Waste Management; Health Care Workers; Practice

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Citation

Citation: Jastine James Nyangwe and Irene Aurelia Tarimo. “Practices on Biomedical Waste Management Among Healthcare Workers at Benjamin Mkapa and Dodoma Regional Hospital". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 7.3 (2023): 24-30.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Jastine James Nyangwe and Irene Aurelia Tarimo. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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