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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 2281-2285

Knowledge and attitude of basic life support skills among female school teacher in Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia

1 Joint Program of Family Medicine Postgraduate Studies, Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia
2 Joint Program of Family Medicine Postgraduate Studies; Joint Program of Preventive Medicine Post Graduate Studies, Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Amal S Alhejaili
Joint Program of Family Medicine Postgraduate Studies, Al-Madinah-42315
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_320_20

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Background and Objectives: Basic life support (BLS) is the care provided by first responders in case of cardiac or respiratory arrest in order to save someone's life. This study aimed to assess the knowledge and attitude of BLS skills among female school teachers in Al-Madinah. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted among 302 female teachers in 24 governmental school Al-Madinah city in 2019 by using a self-administrated questionnaire. T-test and ANOVA test were used to compare mean knowledge scale across variables. Results: The majority aged 41–50 years (46%). Only 30.5% had completed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training and 73.9% had trained more than 2 years ago. Most of them (94.7%) wanted more training in CPR. The main reason to attend CPR training was to avoid unnecessary death (48.7%). The mean knowledge scale was (5.63 ± 1.49). There was a significant difference in the knowledge score between those who had observed CPR and those who had not observed CPR (P = 0.045). Conclusion: The knowledge and skills of BLS were low among female school teachers. Teachers' attitude toward CPR training was positive.

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