Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Knowledge/Awareness Among Final Year B. Physiotherapy Students: A Questionnaire-Based Study

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Knowledge/ Awareness Among Final Year B. Physiotherapy Students

  • Dr. Himadri K. Tripathi MPT,Cardiopulmonary Department, SBB College Of Physiotherapy, Ahmedabad, 380006, India
  • Dr. Harita P. Vyas Lecturer, Cardiopulmonary Department, SBB College Of Physiotherapy, Ahmedabad, 380006, India
Keywords: Awareness of CPR, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Physiotherapy students

Abstract

Background: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) reduces cardiac arrests and related deaths when patients receive CPR promptly from adequately trained and specialized healthcare professionals. Quality CPR consists of providing an appropriate frequency and depth of compressions, minimised interruptions and appropriate volume of ventilation. The objective of the study was to determine the current level of knowledge /awareness of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) among Final Year B. Physiotherapy students. Material And Methods: This cross-sectional study involved final year B. Physiotherapy students from different colleges of Ahmedabad. A Questionnaire containing 14 Questions was given to the students and were ask to tick the most appropriate answer. Result: The average score is 44.53% (N=200). While only 31.5% of them were completely aware of the universal compression rate, 62.5% were aware of the compression depth in adults whereas only 19% were aware of the compression depth in infants. Conclusion: This questionnaire survey demonstrated that CPR skills in physiotherapy students were insufficient, which could be improved by well-designed certified training programs. [Tripathi H Natl J Integr Res Med, 2021; 12(3): 68-71]

Published
2021-07-01
How to Cite
Dr. Himadri K. Tripathi, & Dr. Harita P. Vyas. (2021). Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Knowledge/Awareness Among Final Year B. Physiotherapy Students: A Questionnaire-Based Study: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Knowledge/ Awareness Among Final Year B. Physiotherapy Students. National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine, 12(3), 68-71. Retrieved from http://nicpd.ac.in/ojs-/index.php/njirm/article/view/3081
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