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Basic life support: Awareness, attitude, and knowledge among junior doctors, physiotherapists, and nursing staffs in a tertiary care center of Sikkim

Atanu Bhanja, Aradhna Nazareth, Vijay Pratap Singh, Varun Kumar Singh, Parvati Nandy, Sofia Batool.

Abstract
Background: Basic life support (BLS) is a lifesaving skill which every health-care personnel must know. It has been added to the curriculum but still studies have shown poor knowledge and skill among them in India.

Aims and Objectives: The aim of our study was to assess attitude and knowledge of BLS among healthcare personnel in a tertiary care center of Sikkim and to recommend training of BLS according to the finding of our study.

Materials and Methods: A questionnaire based cross-sectional study was done among junior doctors, physiotherapists, and nursing staffs, who were willing to participate. The questionnaire collected data under the heading of demographics, attitude, awareness, and knowledge about various domains of BLS. Analysis was done with standard statistical software.

Results: Among 208 completed surveys, 24 (11.5%) were males and 184 (88.5%) were females, majority of them (76.4%) were nursing staff and belonged to 20–30-year age group (76%). Mean score of the participants were 13.43 ± 3.725 with a range from 2 to 21. The necessity of BLS training and the requirement of mandatory renewal was strongly agreed by 77.4% and 33.2% participants respectively.

Conclusion: We conclude that they all need the trainings at frequent interval to know about the importance of BLS, to gain confidence and to improve their skill which will help them in timely saving of many lives in as well as outside the hospital. This can be achieved if institutes help in conducting the BLS session regularly despite being already in curriculum.

Key words: Basic Cardiac Life Support; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation; Resuscitations; CPR; Education


 
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Bhanja A, Nazareth A, Singh VP, Singh VK, Nandy P, Batool S. Basic life support: Awareness, attitude, and knowledge among junior doctors, physiotherapists, and nursing staffs in a tertiary care center of Sikkim. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2022; 12(9): 1466-1473. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.07361202206082022


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Bhanja A, Nazareth A, Singh VP, Singh VK, Nandy P, Batool S. Basic life support: Awareness, attitude, and knowledge among junior doctors, physiotherapists, and nursing staffs in a tertiary care center of Sikkim. https://www.njppp.com/?mno=84798 [Access: September 01, 2022]. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.07361202206082022


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Bhanja A, Nazareth A, Singh VP, Singh VK, Nandy P, Batool S. Basic life support: Awareness, attitude, and knowledge among junior doctors, physiotherapists, and nursing staffs in a tertiary care center of Sikkim. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2022; 12(9): 1466-1473. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.07361202206082022



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Bhanja A, Nazareth A, Singh VP, Singh VK, Nandy P, Batool S. Basic life support: Awareness, attitude, and knowledge among junior doctors, physiotherapists, and nursing staffs in a tertiary care center of Sikkim. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2022), [cited September 01, 2022]; 12(9): 1466-1473. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.07361202206082022



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Bhanja, A., Nazareth, . A., Singh, . V. P., Singh, . V. K., Nandy, . P. & Batool, . S. (2022) Basic life support: Awareness, attitude, and knowledge among junior doctors, physiotherapists, and nursing staffs in a tertiary care center of Sikkim. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 12 (9), 1466-1473. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.07361202206082022



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Bhanja, Atanu, Aradhna Nazareth, Vijay Pratap Singh, Varun Kumar Singh, Parvati Nandy, and Sofia Batool. 2022. Basic life support: Awareness, attitude, and knowledge among junior doctors, physiotherapists, and nursing staffs in a tertiary care center of Sikkim. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 12 (9), 1466-1473. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.07361202206082022



Chicago Style

Bhanja, Atanu, Aradhna Nazareth, Vijay Pratap Singh, Varun Kumar Singh, Parvati Nandy, and Sofia Batool. "Basic life support: Awareness, attitude, and knowledge among junior doctors, physiotherapists, and nursing staffs in a tertiary care center of Sikkim." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 12 (2022), 1466-1473. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.07361202206082022



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Bhanja, Atanu, Aradhna Nazareth, Vijay Pratap Singh, Varun Kumar Singh, Parvati Nandy, and Sofia Batool. "Basic life support: Awareness, attitude, and knowledge among junior doctors, physiotherapists, and nursing staffs in a tertiary care center of Sikkim." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 12.9 (2022), 1466-1473. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.07361202206082022



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Bhanja, A., Nazareth, . A., Singh, . V. P., Singh, . V. K., Nandy, . P. & Batool, . S. (2022) Basic life support: Awareness, attitude, and knowledge among junior doctors, physiotherapists, and nursing staffs in a tertiary care center of Sikkim. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 12 (9), 1466-1473. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.07361202206082022