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RMJ. 2022; 47(3): 719-722


Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice among medical students regarding Basic Life Support

Sumia Fatima, Tayyaba Idrees.

Abstract
Objective: To determine the level of theoretical and practical knowledge of Basic Life Support (BLS) among medical students
Methodology: This cross sectional, quantitative study was conducted in March 2020. Self-Structured Questionnaire was distributed among 300 students, 150 from 1st year and 150 from 2nd year. Data were analysed using SPSS 22. Chi Square test was employed.
Results: Only 13 (4%) students had received formal BLS training. Significant relation between taking previous score of BLS and theoretical and practical knowledge of BLS was found (p=0.000088). Majority (189) responded that BLS should be made part of medical college curriculum. 194 participants (64%) had moderate knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of BLS, 75-80% students of both 1st and 2nd year had only moderate knowledge. It was also found that male students had more practical knowledge than females (not statistically significant p=0.6), but both had almost the same proficiency in theoretical knowledge.
Conclusion: The level of knowledge of BLS among the students was not up to the mark, and there is a dire need to include BLS training in the medical colleges’ curriculum.

Key words: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, medical students, knowledge, BLS.


 
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Fatima, Sumia, and Tayyaba Idrees. 2022. Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice among medical students regarding Basic Life Support. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (3), 719-722.



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Fatima, Sumia, and Tayyaba Idrees. "Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice among medical students regarding Basic Life Support." Rawal Medical Journal 47.3 (2022), 719-722. Print.



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Fatima, S. & Idrees, . T. (2022) Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice among medical students regarding Basic Life Support. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (3), 719-722.








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