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Awareness about basic life support and emergency medical services and its associated factors among students in a tertiary care hospital in South India.

Aroor AR, Saya RP, Attar NR, Saya GK, Ravinanthanan M - J Emerg Trauma Shock (2014)

Bottom Line: Linear regression model also showed that all the above variables were significantly associated with awareness level (P < 0.05).About 322 (61.9%) subjects attributed lack of awareness about BLS to lack of available professional training.Awareness level on BLS is below average indicating the importance of professional training at all levels in a tertiary care health institution.

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Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Kawdoor Sadananda Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

ABSTRACT

Background: The knowledge and skills about the basic life support (BLS) and the advanced life support are the most important determining factors of the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) success rates.

Objectives: To determine the level of awareness on BLS and skills among undergraduate and postgraduate students of medical and dental profession, as well as nursing students and interns in a tertiary care hospital.

Materials and methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in a tertiary care hospital in South India. The awareness level on BLS and factors associated which include age, sex, level of training (undergraduate, internship, and postgraduate groups), course of study (nursing, dental, and medical groups), and previous exposure to BLS were assessed by using a structured questionnaire. The association of these variables with awareness level was assessed by independent t test, analysis of variance, and linear regression analysis.

Results: Among 520 study subjects, 229 were students, 171 were interns, and 120 were postgraduate students. The overall mean score of awareness was 4.16 ± 1.40 (score range: 0-10). Age, sex, level of training, course of study, and previous exposure to BLS were significantly associated with awareness level in univariate analysis (P < 0.05). Linear regression model also showed that all the above variables were significantly associated with awareness level (P < 0.05). About 322 (61.9%) subjects attributed lack of awareness about BLS to lack of available professional training. About 479 (92.1%) responded that BLS training should be a part of medical curriculum.

Conclusion: Awareness level on BLS is below average indicating the importance of professional training at all levels in a tertiary care health institution.

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Mentions: Out of 534 subjects, 520 completed the questionnaire and were included for analysis. A total of 229 were students, 171 were interns, and 120 were postgraduate students [Figure 1]. And 122 study subjects were from nursing college, 197 were from dental college, and 201 were from medical college. A total of 332 study participants were females and 188 study participants were males.


Awareness about basic life support and emergency medical services and its associated factors among students in a tertiary care hospital in South India.

Aroor AR, Saya RP, Attar NR, Saya GK, Ravinanthanan M - J Emerg Trauma Shock (2014)

Distribution of study participants
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4126115&req=5

Figure 1: Distribution of study participants
Mentions: Out of 534 subjects, 520 completed the questionnaire and were included for analysis. A total of 229 were students, 171 were interns, and 120 were postgraduate students [Figure 1]. And 122 study subjects were from nursing college, 197 were from dental college, and 201 were from medical college. A total of 332 study participants were females and 188 study participants were males.

Bottom Line: Linear regression model also showed that all the above variables were significantly associated with awareness level (P < 0.05).About 322 (61.9%) subjects attributed lack of awareness about BLS to lack of available professional training.Awareness level on BLS is below average indicating the importance of professional training at all levels in a tertiary care health institution.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Kawdoor Sadananda Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

ABSTRACT

Background: The knowledge and skills about the basic life support (BLS) and the advanced life support are the most important determining factors of the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) success rates.

Objectives: To determine the level of awareness on BLS and skills among undergraduate and postgraduate students of medical and dental profession, as well as nursing students and interns in a tertiary care hospital.

Materials and methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in a tertiary care hospital in South India. The awareness level on BLS and factors associated which include age, sex, level of training (undergraduate, internship, and postgraduate groups), course of study (nursing, dental, and medical groups), and previous exposure to BLS were assessed by using a structured questionnaire. The association of these variables with awareness level was assessed by independent t test, analysis of variance, and linear regression analysis.

Results: Among 520 study subjects, 229 were students, 171 were interns, and 120 were postgraduate students. The overall mean score of awareness was 4.16 ± 1.40 (score range: 0-10). Age, sex, level of training, course of study, and previous exposure to BLS were significantly associated with awareness level in univariate analysis (P < 0.05). Linear regression model also showed that all the above variables were significantly associated with awareness level (P < 0.05). About 322 (61.9%) subjects attributed lack of awareness about BLS to lack of available professional training. About 479 (92.1%) responded that BLS training should be a part of medical curriculum.

Conclusion: Awareness level on BLS is below average indicating the importance of professional training at all levels in a tertiary care health institution.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus