Assessment of Medical residents� knowledge and familiarity with cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Jafari Chokan, Niaz Mohammad and Reihani, Hamidreza and Kamandi, Mostafaa and Feiz Disfani, Hamideh (2017) Assessment of Medical residents� knowledge and familiarity with cardiopulmonary resuscitation. medical journal of mashhad university of medical sciences, 60 (1). pp. 409-417.

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Background: Quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation affects its success and survival of patient. Several studies have shown that physiciansâ�� knowledge about resuscitation is very low, but there is no detailed information in our country. Therefore, this study was designed to determine the level of basic knowledge of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences residents in the field of resuscitation. Subjects &Methods: The newly arrived residents of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences participated in a resuscitation training course. Pre-test with 20 questions endorsed by the American Heart Association was performed and a score of 0 to 20 was considered as the level of basic knowledge. After a training course, post-test was performed. Findings A total of: 136 people participated in the study, with an average age of31.24±4.82 years. Of these, 44.1 were male and 55.9 were female. Pre-test and post-test mean scores were 10.24±3.4 and 13.35±2.9, respectively. The difference was statistically significant (P = 0.000), and training improved the knowledge by 30. Gender and specialty had no significant effect on pre-test and post-test scores. Conclusion:This study showed that the level of knowledge of residents about cardiopulmonary resuscitation was not acceptable, and needed appropriate training courses with appropriate intervals to improve their knowledge and skills.  Â

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
Divisions: Journals > Medical J Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mjmums mjmums
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2017 17:52
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2017 17:52

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