Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 1

A Study on “Knowledge of Hospital Employees Regarding Basic Life Support (BLS)” at a Tertiary Care Hospital from Nepal

Narendra Timalsina*, Manish Deep Dhakal, Sujita Senchury and Sujan Maharjan

Department of Quality and Patient Safety, Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Lalitpur, Nepal

*Corresponding Author: Narendra Timalsina, Department of Quality and Patient Safety, Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Lalitpur, Nepal.

Received: November 19, 2021; Published: December 17, 2021

Abstract

Introduction: Basic Life Support in short (BLS) is process of providing sufficient ventilation and maintaining circulation to patient in cardiac arrest with/without using drug or special equipment. Regular study on the knowledge and level of practice of hospital staffs is necessary to understand the gravity of emotions with untimely death due to lack of CPR/BLS personnel on the spot of attack.

Objective: Explore the level of knowledge regarding Basic Life Support (BLS) among employees of Nepal Mediciti.

Methods: Descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted on Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Lalitpur, Nepal-a currently 250 bedded (operational) and 750 planned- by assessing response to self-prepared questionnaire on sociodemographic information, their knowledge on BLS Convenient Random sampling without replacement design method was adopted and a total of 121 sample units were chosen for the study.

Results: This study reveals that, participants have retained inadequate knowledge on Basic Life Support. Out of 121 participants, only 15(16.53) responder has correctly answered all 8 questions. 25 of 121(24.10%) has answered 7 questions correctly and 43 of 121(35.54%) responder 6 answered 6 questions correctly. And 38 out of 121 (23.83%) answered less than 6 question correctly.

Conclusion: Study concludes provision of regular repetitive courses of these lifesaving training for all hospital staffs irrespective of their study background and specialty. It also recommends continuous assessment of level of knowledge retention among hospital staffs.

Keywords: Staff Knowledge; Basic Life Support; Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

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Citation

Citation: Narendra Timalsina., et al. “A Study on “Knowledge of Hospital Employees Regarding Basic Life Support (BLS)” at a Tertiary Care Hospital from Nepal".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 4.1 (2022): 39-42.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Narendra Timalsina., et al. 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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