Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 6

First Aid Knowledge of Basrah Nursing College Students in Poisoning Cases

Jhood AS Molan*

MBChB, FICMS, Family Medicine, High Health Institute, Basrah, Iraq

*Corresponding Author: Jhood AS Molan, MBChB, FICMS, Family Medicine, High Health Institute, Basrah, Iraq.

Received: November 09, 2022; Published: May 24, 2023


Introduction: Poisoning is an important public health problem, which constitutes an important part of emergency medicine services. It requires a thoughtful approach with frank answers to first-aid applications which are done accurately and on time. A&E nurses are frequently the first health care workers to come in contacted with poisoning cases. Knowledge of the proper first aid and treatment of these patients are very vital.

Objectives: The main aim of the study was to evaluate the knowledge regarding poisoning cases based on first-aid applications among nursing college students in Basrah.

Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 67 forth year students of college of nursing after agreement of college of nursing, University of Basrah to carry out the study was obtained. The students were administered a questionnaire on their first aid knowledge regarding poisoning cases through an online google form.

Results: Depending on the 14 general knowledge questions, a score (range from 0 to 14) was calculated for each participant. The mean score (out of 14) for the 67 participating students was 6.9 with SD of 2 and a range of 2 to 11.The response to the 10 items on the initial management of acute poisoning, a score (range 0-7) was calculated for each student. The mean score for all students was 3.5 (SD 1.7), range 0 to 7.

Conclusions: The present study revealed that nursing students in Basrah University were lacking the necessary basic knowledge related to first aid in poisoning cases. We suggest that adding first-aid courses to program at universities can raise the students’ knowledge on both poisoning and initial management of acute cases.

 Keywords: First Aid; Poisoning; College Students


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Citation: Jhood AS Molan. “First Aid Knowledge of Basrah Nursing College Students in Poisoning Cases”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 7.6 (2023): 100-105.


Copyright: © 2023 Jhood AS Molan. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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