UNDERSTANDING OF BASIC LIFE SUPPORT AMONG MEDICAL STUDENTS

  1. DR. MUHAMMAD ESSA, BASIC HEALTH UNIT TALPUR DERA GHAZI KHAN
  2. DR. MUHAMMAD USMAN GHANNI, DISTRICT HEAD QUARTER HOSPITAL FAISALABAD
  3. DR. USAMA ASGHAR, SHALAMAR HOSPITAL LAHORE
Corresponding Author: Dr. Usama Asghar, Shalamar Hospital Lahore, usamaasgar@gmail.com
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4013100
Cite this article as: Essa M, Ghanni MU, Asghar U. Understanding of basic life support among medical students. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(8). 248-54

ABSTRACT: According to studies the knowledge of basic life support was extremely poor in medical, dental, and nursing students, doctors, and nurses. In another study from South Africa, poor knowledge, and skills of medical practitioners in basic resuscitation were reported. The survey study was conducted among different medical and dental students. A predefined questionnaire was served. A total of 90 medical and dental students participated in the study. All were from fourth and final year. There were 73 males and 17 females. The mean age was 22.34±1.45 years. Out of 90, 43 students had sound knowledge about basic life support, 28 had somewhat knowledge while the rest had no knowledge about this.

Keywords: Basic life support, BLS, life support