ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: The knowledge and attitude of nurses on effective and efficient methods of health care waste management is extremely important if serious health hazards to health care service providers and people living in the vicinity of these health units are to be avoided. The main objective of this study was to describe the level of knowledge and attitude of nurses in Lira Regional Referral Hospital regarding health care waste management.
METHODOLOGY: The study design was qualitative, descriptive cross sectional on knowledge and attitude of 50 nurses chosen by systematic sampling method.
RESULTS: Findings established that the level of knowledge among nurses in the hospital was high, I.e [98%] knew about health care waste management and, [56%] acknowledged the presence of waste management policy documents in various wards and units of the hospital. The study also revealed that nurses had a positive attitude towards health care waste management in the hospital with 94.0% , supporting nurses’ involvement in the waste management.
CONCLUSSION: Nurses in Lira regional referral hospital were knowledgeable and had a positive attitude towards Health care waste management. We recommend that the management in LRRH ensures strict adherence to relevant waste management regulations and provide all resources needed. The positive attitude towards waste management portrayed by the nurses should be maintained by the hospital management through regular sensitization of staff on health care waste management policies, motivation of staff and refresher courses (workshops and seminars) on health care waste management.
Frontiers, E. & OMARA, P (2022). Knowledge and Attitudes On Health- Care Waste Management Among Nursing Professionals at Lira Regional Referral Hospital Northern Uganda. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-and-attitudes-on-health-care-waste-management-among-nursing-professionals-at-lira-regional-referral-hospital-northern-uganda
Frontiers, Edu, and PETER OMARA "Knowledge and Attitudes On Health- Care Waste Management Among Nursing Professionals at Lira Regional Referral Hospital Northern Uganda" Afribary. Afribary, 21 Jun. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-and-attitudes-on-health-care-waste-management-among-nursing-professionals-at-lira-regional-referral-hospital-northern-uganda. Accessed 03 Jul. 2022.
Frontiers, Edu, and PETER OMARA . "Knowledge and Attitudes On Health- Care Waste Management Among Nursing Professionals at Lira Regional Referral Hospital Northern Uganda". Afribary, Afribary, 21 Jun. 2022. Web. 03 Jul. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-and-attitudes-on-health-care-waste-management-among-nursing-professionals-at-lira-regional-referral-hospital-northern-uganda >.
Frontiers, Edu and OMARA, PETER . "Knowledge and Attitudes On Health- Care Waste Management Among Nursing Professionals at Lira Regional Referral Hospital Northern Uganda" Afribary (2022). Accessed July 03, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-and-attitudes-on-health-care-waste-management-among-nursing-professionals-at-lira-regional-referral-hospital-northern-uganda