International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Health and Medical Sciences | Saudi Arabia | Volume 9 Issue 9, September 2020

Awareness of Hands-only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in High School Students in Riyadh

Bader Alqasem | Omar Al Alshaykh | Abdulaziz Alrubayyi | Mohammad Alotaibi | Mohammed Sami Al Sufi [2]

Abstract: High school students have less awareness about CPR in general and hands-only CPR in particular.88 % of sudden cardiac arrest takes place at home, so the delivery of bystander Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a crucial element in the chain of survival of Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA). The primary objective is to assess the level of awareness of hands-only CPR in high school students in the capital city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Methods: Cross-sectional design study was conducted in 10 high schools in April 2018. Results: Total 538 male high school students were enrolled during this study period. The major findings were 90 % of the participants were Saudis, from private schools (92 %), with High School (HS) grade I (46 %). Mean age was 17 years. With (56 %) no prior knowledge of CPR and (87 %) wanting CPR to be mandatory in schools. Conclusion: This research study highlighted the lack of knowledge and awareness of compression-only CPR in male high school students. It is recommended that CPR course should be incorporated in the curriculum and regular refresher courses should be designed to provide hands-on experience and to improve survival rates of out of hospital cardiac arrest.

Keywords: Awareness, Compression-only CPR, Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation, Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest, High School Students

Edition: Volume 9 Issue 9, September 2020,

Pages: 416 - 419

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