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Research Paper | Public Health Education | India | Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023
Assessment of Knowledge about Basic Life Support among Medical under Graduates of Central India: A Cross Sectional Study
Abstract: Introduction: Basic life support (BLS) is defined as medical procedures and skills that can be utilized in case of emergency to save lives. It is something that should be known, and the people can do it at time of need. The current study was carried out to study the knowledge of BLS among the medical undergraduates of central India. Methods: A cross - sectional study among undergraduate medical students from first to final year MBBS of Central India was conducted in January 2022. After getting informed consent, a predesigned, pre - tested, self - administered questionnaire was used to collect socio - demographic details and to assess awareness about basic life support in them. Results: Out of the total 336 students, 48.5% were females and 51.5% were males.45.2% were from first MBBS, 33.3% from second, 11.9% from third and 9.5% from final MBBS. While 39.9% had previous training of BLS and 22% had performed CPR before.95.2% knew abbreviation of BLS, 74.4% students could identify location for chest compression in adults, and 63.4% knew the compression rate in adults. While 78.9% and 40% had the knowledge on depth of chest compression in adults and infants respectively, 75.9% and only55.9% knew that the recommended chest compression to ventilation ratio in adults and infants respectively. Conclusion: The study highlights that majority of students were lacking the knowledge of BLS. It is the need of the hour to provide BLS training to all the medical students.
Keywords: Basic life support, Knowledge, Undergraduate medical students
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023,
Pages: 897 - 899