International Journal of Medical Anesthesiology
2019, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part C
Assessment of awareness about BLS among college going students and effectiveness of BLS training
Author(s): Dr. Tushar D Bhavar, Dr. Priyanka B Gulve, Dr. Suhit Natekar and Dr. Amol Bhalerao
Abstract: Introduction: Basic life support includes series of techniques in chain of survival, provided to patients during cardiopulmonary arrest. All these techniques are focused on helping patients to sustain life until more precise medical treatment can begin. Proper training is a prerequisite and only those who have basic knowledge and training in BLS can provide CPR more effectively. Creating awareness, training and sensitizing common people for OHCA is the need of hour.
Aim and Objectives: To assess interest and background knowledge about BLS, to evaluate effectiveness of hands-on BLS training and feedback analysis among students of different educational background.
Methodology: This was a cross sectional study carried out in colleges during free BLS training camps. Participation was on voluntary basis, routine working days were selected, a pretest followed by brief introduction and 3 hours of video-based demonstration, hands on training of hands only CPR for adult, child & infant, and relieving of choking was conducted. After the training post-test and feedback was taken.
Result: It was observed that students from medical profession were most interested for the workshop with 100% attendance. There was a statistically significant increase in post-workshop mean scores for all the study groups compared to pretest scores. 94% of the students said they think BLS training is life saving and 77% of the students gave preference of regional language over English as a medium of course.
Conclusion: BLS training is useful for all the college going students and improves their knowledge. Students are interested and know the importance of the training and would prefer regional language over English for training.
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Dr. Tushar D Bhavar, Dr. Priyanka B Gulve, Dr. Suhit Natekar, Dr. Amol Bhalerao. Assessment of awareness about BLS among college going students and effectiveness of BLS training. Int J Med Anesthesiology 2019;2(2):150-152. DOI: 10.33545/26643766.2019.v2.i2c.42