Knowledge of Basic Life Support among Final Year Dental Students of BPKIHS

Authors

  • Anjani Kumar Yadav B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9734-3688
  • Mehul Rajesh Jaisani B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
  • Ashok Dongol B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
  • Pradeep Acharya B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/bjhs.v6i2.40305

Keywords:

Basic life support, final year students, knowledge

Abstract

Introduction: The chance of survival of a victim after cardiac arrest/foreign-body airway obstruction is doubled by early institution of Basic Life Support (BLS). Besides medical doctors, dental doctors might also encounter the patients in emergency situation requiring BLS, especially during peripheral district teaching hospital posting in internship.

Objectives: The objective of this study was to assess the level of knowledge about BLS among final year dental students of BPKIHS.

Methodology: In this cross-sectional study, structured questionnaires were distributed to BDS final year students (purposive sampling, sample size=53). Each question responded correctly was awarded as point +1 and total points were calculated by adding all the correct answers. The collected data were entered in Microsoft excel 2010 and descriptive analysis was done by SPSS 16.

Results: Out of 53 questionnaires distributed, 49 were responded and returned (response rate= 92.45%). Twenty participants were male and twenty-nine were female. Four participants had taken BLS training in the past. Only twenty participants scored ≥ 50% and none of the participant scored ≥75%. Only one question was responded correctly by 100% participants. Ten questions were responded correctly by ≥50% participants. Although 65.3% participants were aware about high quality CPR, only 49% knew the exact location of chest compression. The chest compression to ventilation ratio for each of single rescuer and two rescuers was known by 20 participants (40.8%) and 28 participants (57.1%) respectively.

Conclusion: Knowledge of  BLS is poor among BDS final year students.

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Author Biographies

Anjani Kumar Yadav, B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Mehul Rajesh Jaisani, B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

Additional Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Ashok Dongol, B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

Associate Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Pradeep Acharya, B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

Associate Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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Published

2021-11-03

How to Cite

Yadav, A. K., Rajesh Jaisani, M. ., Dongol, A. ., & Acharya, P. . (2021). Knowledge of Basic Life Support among Final Year Dental Students of BPKIHS. Birat Journal of Health Sciences, 6(2), 1432–1435. https://doi.org/10.3126/bjhs.v6i2.40305

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