In day today most of the biomedical waste handlers are unaware of newer guidelines. There is a need of training regarding newer guidelines on biomedical waste management to biomedical waste handlers for improving their week efficiency and adoption newer guidelines for safe practice of biomedical waste management therefore by improving the safety exposed to the infectious and toxic waste of the hospital.
1. To assess the status of knowledge and practice among biomedical waste handler regarding new guidelines biomedical waste management.
2. To assess the status of knowledge and practice biomedical waste handler regarding new guidelines of biomedical waste management of after learning package.
3. To determine the association of knowledge and practice among biomedical waste handlers and selected sociodemographic variables.
Methods: one group pretest post test research design was used and samples were selected by using non-probability purposive sampling technique. The sample size was 55 biomedical waste handlers working in KH and MRC, Karad
Results: Results of present study showed that pre-test mean score of total knowledge was 10.96 and post-test it was increased up to 18.72 and practice score was increased from 16.09 to 19.36. The paired „t‟ test was used for this study. The p value < 0.0001 which is considered to be Extremely Significant so it indicated that video assisted teaching programme was effective for improving knowledge and practices of biomedical waste handlers and there was significant association between demographic variables and knowledge and practice of biomedical waste handlers. Based on the analysis of findings it was shown that increase in the knowledge and practice scores of biomedical waste handlers after administration of video assisted teaching program.