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J Res Clin Med. 2021;9(1): 40.
doi: 10.34172/jrcm.2021.040
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Effect of Basic Life Support Training on Knowledge and Performance of High School students

Haniyeh Ebrahimi Bakhtavar 1 ORCID logo, Reza Allahyari 1, Maedeh Heidari 1, Farzad Rahmani 1* ORCID logo

1 Emergency Medicine Research Team, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

Abstract

This study aimed at evaluating the impact of Basic Life Support (BLS) on the knowledge and performance of high school students. During a semi-experimental study, 12068 ninth-grade high school students entered the study. Course content included BLS and airway maneuvers regarding foreign body aspiration. Students' level of knowledge and performance was assessed based on a questionnaire. The mean level of knowledge of students before training was 3(3-2) and after training was 5(4-5). Approximately 60% of students had excellent scores on practical activities. We conclude that resuscitation training can be effective in promoting public health.
Keywords: Knowledge, Performance, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Student
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Submitted: 20 Nov 2020
Accepted: 04 Dec 2020
ePublished: 28 Dec 2021
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