Basic Life Support Awareness in Pakistan: Still in Embryonic Phase

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  •   Sana Abbas

  •   Beenish Abbas

  •   Ayesha Maqsood

  •   Syeda Rabia

  •   Ramesha Azam

  •   Hina Ishaq

Abstract


Objectives:  To gauge/evaluate the knowledge and skill of BLS trained and untrained teaching faculty members at postgraduate tertiary care training institute




Materials and Methods: A prevalidated questionnaire comprising of 44 questions was distributed among teaching faculty of three big tertiary care, post-graduate institutes. The questions were focused on evaluating the knowledge and awareness of the participants. Total number of the participants was 345




Statistical Analysis: Data was entered and analyzed by using SPSS (version 23.0).




Results: The mean knowledge score related to basic life support was 4.57±1.81 out of total 12 points and the mean score for level of awareness regarding BLS was 34.5 %. Moreover, only 28.15% were aware of the current AHA guidelines




Conclusion: The low level of knowledge and awareness regarding BLS in the health care workers depicts that regular BLS hands-on- workshops should be conducted and should be a part of mandatory training.



Keywords: Basic life support, knowledge, skill

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Abbas, S., Abbas, B., Maqsood, A., Rabia, S., Azam, R., & Ishaq, H. (2021). Basic Life Support Awareness in Pakistan: Still in Embryonic Phase. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 3(6), 24–27. https://doi.org/10.24018/ejmed.2021.3.6.1106

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