SHARPS DISPOSAL PRACTICES AMONG DIABETIC PATIENTS ATTENDING WENTWORTH HOSPITAL

Dhanalutchmee Govender, Andrew Ross

Abstract


This will be an observational descriptive study conducted on diabetic patients using insulin at Wentworth hospital. Questionaires will be hand to patients in the out patient department assessing current methods of sharp disposal practices, to identify the information that was received by patients regarding sharps disposal and to elicit patients opinion regarding the education received. The survey will be conducted over a month .It is hoped that the results of this research will help the clinician identify problems and help improve patient education on proper sharp disposal and to eventually make recommendations to policy makers.