Original Article

IJMDC. 2019; 3(8): 681-685

Awareness and interpretation of basic life support and emergency medical services and its associated factors among students

Authors: Hatem Tarig Alzahrani, Adel Saeed Eid Alghamdi, Abdullah Saad Alzahrani, Seraj Mohammad Alzahrani, Mohammed Mahdi Alghamdi, Ahmed Saleh Minqash.

ABSTRACT

Background: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) success rate depends on the knowledge and skills of basic life support (BLS) and advanced life support. The main objective of the present study was to measure the level of awareness of BLS and other skills in a tertiary care hospital among doctors and medical students of the medical, dental profession, nursing students, and interns. Methodology: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in a tertiary care hospital. The level of awareness on BLS and the associated factors which included age, sex, training level (undergraduate, internship, and postgraduate groups), the course of study (nursing, dental, and medical groups), and previous BLS experience were assessed by using a structured questionnaire. The association of these variables with awareness level was evaluated by independent-test, analysis of variance, and linear regression analysis. Results: Among 1,000 study subjects, 450 (45%) were students, 300 (30%) interns, and 150 (15%) were postgraduate students. The total mean score of awareness was 4.51.7 (score range: 0-10). Level of training, the course of study, and previous exposure to BLS were significantly associated with the level of awareness (p<0.05), while age and sex demonstrated no significant association. Conclusion: BLS awareness is limited among different medical personnel. It is mandatory to conduct professional training programs at all levels in tertiary care health institutions. Regular course, hands-on workshops, and updated research studies are strongly recommended to increase CPR skills awareness among medical and paramedical personnel.

Keywords:
Awareness, basic life support (BLS), cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)


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Awareness and interpretation of basic life support and emergency medical services and its associated factors among students


Authors
Hatem Tarig Alzahrani
King Fahad Hospital, Al-Bahah, Saudi Arabia
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Adel Saeed Eid Alghamdi
King Fahad Hospital, Al-Bahah, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah Saad Alzahrani
King Fahad Hospital, Al-Bahah, Saudi Arabia
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Seraj Mohammad Alzahrani
King Fahad Hospital, Al-Bahah, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Mahdi Alghamdi
King Fahad Hospital, Al-Bahah, Saudi Arabia
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Ahmed Saleh Minqash
King Fahad Hospital, Al-Bahah, Saudi Arabia
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. King Fahad Hospital, Al- Bahah, Saudi Arabia; t.16@outlook.com

Publication history
Published online 01 Jan 1970
Received 15 Jan 2019
Accepted 30 Jan 2019
Published in print 21 May 2019

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Alzahrani HT, Alghamdi ASE, Alzahrani AS, Alzahrani SM, Alghamdi MM, Minqash AS. Awareness and interpretation of basic life support and emergency medical services and its associated factors among students. IJMDC. 2019; 3(8): 681-685. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547592684


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Alzahrani HT, Alghamdi ASE, Alzahrani AS, Alzahrani SM, Alghamdi MM, Minqash AS. Awareness and interpretation of basic life support and emergency medical services and its associated factors among students. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=26403 [Access: August 20, 2019]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547592684


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Alzahrani HT, Alghamdi ASE, Alzahrani AS, Alzahrani SM, Alghamdi MM, Minqash AS. Awareness and interpretation of basic life support and emergency medical services and its associated factors among students. IJMDC. 2019; 3(8): 681-685. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547592684


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Alzahrani HT, Alghamdi ASE, Alzahrani AS, Alzahrani SM, Alghamdi MM, Minqash AS. Awareness and interpretation of basic life support and emergency medical services and its associated factors among students. IJMDC. (2019), [cited August 20, 2019]; 3(8): 681-685. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547592684


Harvard Style

Alzahrani, H. T., Alghamdi, . A. S. E., Alzahrani, . A. S., Alzahrani, . S. M., Alghamdi, . M. M. & Minqash, . A. S. (2019) Awareness and interpretation of basic life support and emergency medical services and its associated factors among students. IJMDC, 3 (8), 681-685. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547592684


Turabian Style

Alzahrani, Hatem Tarig, Adel Saeed Eid Alghamdi, Abdullah Saad Alzahrani, Seraj Mohammad Alzahrani, Mohammed Mahdi Alghamdi, and Ahmed Saleh Minqash. 2019. Awareness and interpretation of basic life support and emergency medical services and its associated factors among students. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (8), 681-685. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547592684


Chicago Style

Alzahrani, Hatem Tarig, Adel Saeed Eid Alghamdi, Abdullah Saad Alzahrani, Seraj Mohammad Alzahrani, Mohammed Mahdi Alghamdi, and Ahmed Saleh Minqash. "Awareness and interpretation of basic life support and emergency medical services and its associated factors among students." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3 (2019), 681-685. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547592684


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alzahrani, Hatem Tarig, Adel Saeed Eid Alghamdi, Abdullah Saad Alzahrani, Seraj Mohammad Alzahrani, Mohammed Mahdi Alghamdi, and Ahmed Saleh Minqash. "Awareness and interpretation of basic life support and emergency medical services and its associated factors among students." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3.8 (2019), 681-685. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547592684


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alzahrani, H. T., Alghamdi, . A. S. E., Alzahrani, . A. S., Alzahrani, . S. M., Alghamdi, . M. M. & Minqash, . A. S. (2019) Awareness and interpretation of basic life support and emergency medical services and its associated factors among students. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (8), 681-685. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547592684


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