State of Knowledge and Practices of Health Professionals on the Management of Hospital Waste. Case of Sidislimane Provincial Hospital
Keywords:state of knowledge - attitude - practice - MPW - Sidi Slimane
Knowledge is a resource that health facilities are now seeking to enhance and enrich with the aim of
increased performance. The main objective is to determine the level of knowledge, attitudes and practices
of the staff of the provincial hospital of Sidi Slimane on the hospital waste management system. Our survey
was carried out on 84 people working in the different departments of the hospital. The assessment of this
state of knowledge was based on a questionnaire designed for this.The results of this study show that over
70% of respondents answered that medical and pharmaceutical wastes (MPW) is a problem for their health
and confirmed that they knows the steps of MPW management.However, 70.2% (n = 59) of caregivers
responded that they had not received any training in hospital waste management. In addition, 11 out of 25
caregivers who responded that they had received training, they had it as a traineeship, 6 out of 25 said they
had attended to seminars. The staff surveyed believes that the awareness actions carried out by the hospital
administration are insufficient and that the hospital staffs are not well informed in terms of hospital waste
management (news, regulations, etc.).
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