Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Basic Life Support Training on the Knowledge and Skills

M, Afzalimoghaddam and M, Talebideloi and Mt, Talebian and Sh, Farahmand (2014) Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Basic Life Support Training on the Knowledge and Skills. Journal of Patient Safety & Quality Improvement, 2 (2). pp. 73-76.

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Introduction: Basic Life Support (BLS) as the first level of medical care in sudden cardiac arrest and life-threatening illnesses can improve survival outcomes. The aim of this study was to compare the knowledge and skills of BLS among medical students at the beginning and the end of the training course in the emergency department. Materials and Methods:This study was a descriptive analytic cross- sectional study among 90 medical students in their sixth academic year during emergency medicine training course. At first, a standard Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) was performed to obtain their basic knowledge and skills of BLS. Then a training course was provided in two theoretical and practical parts using the 2006 American Heart Association guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care. At the end of the study, the same standard OSCE was performed. Results: The mean score of the primary OSCE was 4.9 with 55 students (61.11) having a score between zero to five and 35 (35.89) between five to ten. The mean scores increased significantly after training regarding checking the patient's response, head tilt and chin lift maneuvers, number of massages and correct breathing (p

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WB Practice of Medicine
Divisions: Journals > J Patient Safety & Quality improvement
Depositing User: psj psj
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 15:13
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 15:13
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5312

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