An innovation in learning and teaching basic life support: A community based educational intervention

Anne D. Souza, K. L. Shobha, Melita Sheilini, Arvind Kumar Pandey, Sushma R. Kotian

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Background: Out of hospital deaths due to cardiac arrest would commonly occur because of the lack of awareness about the quick and right action to be taken. In this context the healthcare students undergo training in basic life support. However the lay persons are not exposed to such training. The present study was intended to train the auto drivers, the basic skills of basic life support by the medical and nursing students. Students got an opportunity to learn and teach the skills under the supervision of faculty. Methods: A total of fourteen students, 20 auto drivers of Manipal were included in the study population. The session on one and two rescuer cardio pulmonary resuscitation and relieving foreign body airway obstruction was conducted by the trained students for the auto drivers under the observation of the faculty. Prior knowledge of the study population was assessed by the pre-session questionnaire followed by a post-session questionnaire at the end of the session. The skill evaluation was carried out using a checklist. Results: The auto drivers participated in the session, gained required skills of providing basic life support. The students who trained the study population opined that they got an opportunity to teach basic life support which would help them build their teaching skills and confidence. Conclusion: The lay persons attaining basic life support skills have a high impact on the management of out of hospital cardiac arrest victims. Involving the healthcare students as instructors makes an innovation in learning.

Original languageEnglish
Article number11
JournalOnline Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Volume16
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2017

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Teaching
Learning
Students
Population
Delivery of Health Care
Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Nursing Students
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Airway Obstruction
Foreign Bodies
Heart Arrest
Checklist
Medical Students
Observation
Surveys and Questionnaires

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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An innovation in learning and teaching basic life support : A community based educational intervention. / Souza, Anne D.; Shobha, K. L.; Sheilini, Melita; Pandey, Arvind Kumar; Kotian, Sushma R.

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