Original Article

IJMDC. 2021; 5(3): 850-857

Parents Awareness about Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Jeddah

Authors: Ghassan Alghamdi, Khalid Alshehri, Talal Altuwaylie, Enad AlMotairi, Elaf Abduljawad, Ghassan Sukkar.

ABSTRACT

Background: Cardiac arrest is a serious condition, which is characterized by the inability of the heart to maintain effective circulation as well as unresponsiveness and abnormal or lack of respiratory effort. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a set of organized interventions that aim to restore the Return of Spontaneous Circulation and respiratory ventilation. The aim of this study was to assess the parentís awareness about CPR in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Methods: The study is a cross-sectional study. In this study, an electronic multi-item validated questionnaire was used for data collection. It was distributed through a link and was filled out by the parents. Participants were randomly selected in the study area (Jeddah) at the time of data collection. Results: Four hundred participants responded to our questionnaire. 28.5% of respondents indicated being certified in CPR. In addition, 28.2% of respondents indicated that they felt able to or had experience in performing CPR. Male respondents were more likely to be CPR certified (40.8% vs. 25.6%, p = 0.008). The majority of respondents could think of reasons that would prohibit them from performing CPR (96%). However, males were more likely to say there was no reason that would prohibit them from performing CPR compared to women (10.5% vs. 2.5%, p = 0.001). Conclusion: There is a low number of parents who are aware of CPR or how to perform it. This can be caused by the lack of obligatory implementation of Basic Life Support (BLS) courses in Saudi Arabia, we recommend increasing the parentís awareness of CPR through education and providing courses for new parents in the hospitals.

Keywords:
Awareness, cardiopulmonary, resuscitation, medical education.


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Ghassan Alghamdi
College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Khalid Alshehri
College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Talal Altuwaylie
College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Enad AlMotairi
College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Elaf Abduljawad
College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Ghassan Sukkar
Consultant, Pediatric Gastroenterologist, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Khalid Abdulrahman Alshehri, College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.; Khalidalshehri010@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 31 Dec 2020
Accepted 27 Jan 2021
Published online 03 Feb 2021
Published in print 04 Mar 2021

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Alghamdi G, Alshehri K, Altuwaylie T, AlMotairi E, Abduljawad E, Sukkar G. Parents Awareness about Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Jeddah. IJMDC. 2021; 5(3): 850-857. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609450510


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Alghamdi G, Alshehri K, Altuwaylie T, AlMotairi E, Abduljawad E, Sukkar G. Parents Awareness about Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Jeddah. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=38528 [Access: April 22, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609450510


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Alghamdi G, Alshehri K, Altuwaylie T, AlMotairi E, Abduljawad E, Sukkar G. Parents Awareness about Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Jeddah. IJMDC. 2021; 5(3): 850-857. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609450510


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Alghamdi G, Alshehri K, Altuwaylie T, AlMotairi E, Abduljawad E, Sukkar G. Parents Awareness about Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Jeddah. IJMDC. (2021), [cited April 22, 2021]; 5(3): 850-857. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609450510


Harvard Style

Alghamdi, G., Alshehri, . K., Altuwaylie, . T., AlMotairi, . E., Abduljawad, . E. & Sukkar, . G. (2021) Parents Awareness about Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Jeddah. IJMDC, 5 (3), 850-857. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609450510


Turabian Style

Alghamdi, Ghassan, Khalid Alshehri, Talal Altuwaylie, Enad AlMotairi, Elaf Abduljawad, and Ghassan Sukkar. 2021. Parents Awareness about Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Jeddah. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (3), 850-857. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609450510


Chicago Style

Alghamdi, Ghassan, Khalid Alshehri, Talal Altuwaylie, Enad AlMotairi, Elaf Abduljawad, and Ghassan Sukkar. "Parents Awareness about Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Jeddah." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 850-857. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609450510


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alghamdi, Ghassan, Khalid Alshehri, Talal Altuwaylie, Enad AlMotairi, Elaf Abduljawad, and Ghassan Sukkar. "Parents Awareness about Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Jeddah." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.3 (2021), 850-857. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609450510


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Alghamdi, G., Alshehri, . K., Altuwaylie, . T., AlMotairi, . E., Abduljawad, . E. & Sukkar, . G. (2021) Parents Awareness about Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Jeddah. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (3), 850-857. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609450510


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