Original Article

IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 287-293

Medical students' perception about burns first aid management: a cross-sectional study

Authors: Manal Ahmad Al-Batanony, Osama Alwutayd, Maha Omar Albriki Balobaid, Rifal Saleh Alqaan, Hadeel Yousef Alseleem, Wejdan Omar Alberiki Balabaid, Shahad Mohammed Alhamili.

ABSTRACT

Background: Burn is a globally prevalent highly preventable injury. Burn first aid management (BFAM) could reduce surgical interventional needs, accelerate healing processes, and reduce health burden over health care settings. Thereby this study aimed to evaluate medical studentsí perception about BFAM in Qassim region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted to enroll medical students in government and private universities in Qassim region. An online self-administered questionnaire using Google Form was used for the data collection. The questionnaire included demographic and academic criteria of the participants through 16 closed-ended questions, evaluating participantsí awareness level about BFAM. Results: Average perception level of the medical students was 82.5%; however, 7.7% had good awareness level. Significant associations between the participantsí perception level about BFAM and female student (p = 002), older age group (p < 0.001) and being in the clinical years (p = 0.001) were observed in this study. In addition, college curricula (83%) were the main source of information about BFAM among participants followed by internet and social media (20%). Conclusion: The awareness level about BFAM was average among majority of Qassim medical students. However, the application of simulation laboratories as modern educational tools has become an ethical imperative in hands with continuous updated formal first aid courses and workshops, to improve studentsí abilities especially in clinical phases.

Keywords:
Burns, first aid management, medical students, perception, awareness


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Medical students' perception about burns first aid management: a cross-sectional study


Authors
Manal Ahmad Al-Batanony
Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Unaizah Medical and Medical Sciences, Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
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Osama Alwutayd
Department of Community Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Egypt
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Maha Omar Albriki Balobaid
Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Unaizah Medical and Medical Sciences, Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
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Rifal Saleh Alqaan
Medical Intern, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
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Hadeel Yousef Alseleem
Medical Intern, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
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Wejdan Omar Alberiki Balabaid
Medical Intern, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
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Shahad Mohammed Alhamili
Medical Intern, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Manal Ahmad Al-Batanony, Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Unaizah Medical and Medical Sciences, Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia.; manal.albatanouni@ucm.edu.sa

Publication history
Received 08 Dec 2020
Accepted 17 Dec 2020
Published online 24 Dec 2020
Published in print 11 Jan 2021

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Al-Batanony MA, Alwutayd O, Balobaid MOA, Alqaan RS, Alseleem HY, Balabaid WOA, Alhamili SM. Medical students' perception about burns first aid management: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 287-293. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607457400


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Al-Batanony MA, Alwutayd O, Balobaid MOA, Alqaan RS, Alseleem HY, Balabaid WOA, Alhamili SM. Medical students' perception about burns first aid management: a cross-sectional study. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=24898 [Access: March 01, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607457400


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Al-Batanony MA, Alwutayd O, Balobaid MOA, Alqaan RS, Alseleem HY, Balabaid WOA, Alhamili SM. Medical students' perception about burns first aid management: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 287-293. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607457400


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Al-Batanony MA, Alwutayd O, Balobaid MOA, Alqaan RS, Alseleem HY, Balabaid WOA, Alhamili SM. Medical students' perception about burns first aid management: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. (2021), [cited March 01, 2021]; 5(1): 287-293. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607457400


Harvard Style

Al-Batanony, M. A., Alwutayd, . O., Balobaid, . M. O. A., Alqaan, . R. S., Alseleem, . H. Y., Balabaid, . W. O. A. & Alhamili, . S. M. (2021) Medical students' perception about burns first aid management: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC, 5 (1), 287-293. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607457400


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Al-Batanony, Manal Ahmad, Osama Alwutayd, Maha Omar Albriki Balobaid, Rifal Saleh Alqaan, Hadeel Yousef Alseleem, Wejdan Omar Alberiki Balabaid, and Shahad Mohammed Alhamili. 2021. Medical students' perception about burns first aid management: a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (1), 287-293. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607457400


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Al-Batanony, Manal Ahmad, Osama Alwutayd, Maha Omar Albriki Balobaid, Rifal Saleh Alqaan, Hadeel Yousef Alseleem, Wejdan Omar Alberiki Balabaid, and Shahad Mohammed Alhamili. "Medical students' perception about burns first aid management: a cross-sectional study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 287-293. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607457400


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Al-Batanony, Manal Ahmad, Osama Alwutayd, Maha Omar Albriki Balobaid, Rifal Saleh Alqaan, Hadeel Yousef Alseleem, Wejdan Omar Alberiki Balabaid, and Shahad Mohammed Alhamili. "Medical students' perception about burns first aid management: a cross-sectional study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.1 (2021), 287-293. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607457400


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Al-Batanony, M. A., Alwutayd, . O., Balobaid, . M. O. A., Alqaan, . R. S., Alseleem, . H. Y., Balabaid, . W. O. A. & Alhamili, . S. M. (2021) Medical students' perception about burns first aid management: a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (1), 287-293. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607457400


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