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title:Current Scenario: Knowledge of Basic Life Support In Medical College

Author:Asmita Chaudhary, Heena Parikh, Viral Dave

Keywords:BLS, Knowledge, CPR, Doctors, Nursing staff

Type:Original Article

Abstract:A workshop has been conducted workshop on basic skill of Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) among doctors and nursing staff in medical college. Theoretical aspect was explained through power point presentation whereas practical aspect was demonstrated through skill station. The results were analyzed by using an answer key prepared from BLS manual of American Heart Association (AHA). Out of 117 participants only three participants secured 80-90% marks in pretest whereas rest of secured less than 50% marks .Post workshop assessment was done with same question papers showed 70% candidates securing more than 80%. Hence BLS workshop is essential to improve knowledge and skill of CPR.

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