Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00004519
Title: Awareness of basic life support among dental students
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Basic life support (BLS) includes recognition of signs of sudden cardiac arrest, heart attack, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and defibrillation with an automated external defibrillator. It is very important that every person in the community knows about BLS to save lives and improve the quality of community health. Aim: The aim of our study is to assess the awareness and knowledge about BLS among dental students. Materials and Methods: This study was conducted by assessing responses to 20 selected questions pertaining to BLS among dental students through survey planet among 102 dental students. A questionnaire is regarding the knowledge and attitude toward BLS. The results were analyzed using an answer key prepared from the advanced cardiac life support manual. Results: About 31% of the students have an average knowledge about BLS and 17% has a good knowledge and 15% has an excellent knowledge on BLS and 37% of them have very poor knowledge on BLS. Conclusion: The awareness and knowledge regarding BLS is inadequate among dental students. Spreading awareness and teaching the basics of advanced life support to the medical and paramedical team as well as teaching BLS and first aid to the community will be the prime responsibility of this new emergency specialty, and also, by introducing BLS regularly in the academic curriculum and by routine hands-on workshops, all the health-care providers should be well versed with the BLS skills for effectively managing the life-threatening emergencies.

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    Yuva Shree, Kiran Kumar, Dhanraj Ganapathy*

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    Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dhanraj Ganapathy, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Yuva Shree, Kiran Kumar, Dhanraj Ganapathy*

    Title:Awareness of basic life support among dental students
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (December [ Special Issue 2])
    Year:2019
    Page No: (40-43)
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    Methodology:Automated external defibrillator, Basic life support, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    Research Materials:Dental students

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Automated external defibrillator Basic life support Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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