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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 3 Issue 5, May 2014
Effectiveness of Demonstration Regarding Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on Knowledge and Practice among Policemen
Prafulla A. Salunkhe | Regina A. Dias 
Abstract: The most important factor in an emergency is the amount of time lost before a patient reaches the hospital. It is not just how quickly a patient is shifted to the hospital; the manner of initial resuscitation in which the victim has undergone before shifting to healthcare setup also makes a big difference. Objectives- To assess the knowledge & practice scores of CPR technique among policemen before and after intervention. To find out the association between knowledge & practice scores with selected demographic variables. Methodology - Quantitative research approach and one group pre-test and post-test design was used. Non-probability convenient sampling method was used to select 50 policemen as a study subjects. Results- the mean knowledge score of subjects in pretest was 11.66 and in posttest was 19.38 and on overall mean practice score of subjects in pretest was 6.52 and in posttest was 14.56. There was co-relation of age and work experience with knowledge and there was co-relation of practice with age; education and work experience. Conclusion- equal positive response to the demonstration and teaching was found really useful to them; which will help them to take prompt decisions; perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and save many lives of out-of-hospitals cardiac arrest victims.
Keywords: Demonstration, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Knowledge, Practice, Policemen
Edition: Volume 3 Issue 5, May 2014,
Pages: 213 - 219
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