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THE EFFECT OF HEALTH EDUCATION IN THE PROMOTION OF KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE OF NURSES TOWARDS HEALTH CARE WASTE IN KHARTOUM NORTH TEACHING HOSPITAL
Dr. Fatima Fadul Ali, Dr. Mohamed Osman Elamin*, Dr. Reda T. Abou Elazab and Dr. Adel Alyafei
The study was conducted as a quasi experimental design in Khartoum North teaching hospital to assess the role of health education in the promotion of knowledge, attitude and practice of nurses. Health care waste constitutes major health hazards to the handlers, particularly hepatitis B and human immunodeficiency virus. This emphasizes the role of awareness as a core element in the protection of the nurses. The study aimed at conducting and assessing health care waste awareness interventions, to train nurses to protect themselves from the hazards of health care waste. A sample size of 183 -targeted nurses was used in the investigation. The methods used in, training, group discussions, audiovisual aids (video tap and posters). In addition, to a comprehensive questionnaire pre and post to evaluate, the knowledge, attitude and practice of the nurses. Data collected was analyzed using T test and chi square test by computer using SPSS. Program. The results revealed remarkable improvement in the knowledge attitude and practice of the nurses. The study concluded that health education had remarkable improvement in knowledge, attitude and practice of nurses towards safety measures during handling. The study recommended producing of training program for all staff involved in health care waste management, to improve existing safety measures for the staff concerning protective cloth, immunization and periodic medical examination.[Full Text Article]