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Knowledge and practice of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for drowning victims among primary school children

Jamaludin, Thandar Soe Sumaiyah and Nurumal, Mohd. Said and Che Hasan, Muhammad Kamil and Firdaus, Mohd Khairul Zul Hasymi and A Rahman, Nor Hikemar (2022) Knowledge and practice of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for drowning victims among primary school children. International Journal of Care Scholars, 5 (2). pp. 35-45. ISSN 2600-898X

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Introduction: Drowning is one of the cases that contribute to a high number of death cases as unintentional injury cases worldwide. The victims of this issue are higher among primary school children. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can be performed for drowning victims who showed an absence of breathing and pulse to regain their consciousness and their life. Furthermore, providing the knowledge and practice of CPR should not only be limited to adults but also the children including at the primary level. Objectives: This study aimed to identify knowledge and the practice of CPR for drowning victims before and after the intervention given. Methods: A pre-post interventional study design with a purposive sampling method was conducted at the primary school. The studied participants were primary school children who live near the coastal areas. Developed self-administered questionnaires and CPR educational videos were used in this study to identify the knowledge and practice of the studied participants. The data were analysed by using IBM SPSS statistics version 25.0. Results: The studied participant's ages were 10 and 11 years old. They were capable of comprehending the information delivered to them. Both knowledge and practice of CPR for drowning victims were increased after the educational video intervention was given to them. Conclusion: The findings showed that although they lacked knowledge and practice of CPR for drowning victims before the intervention, they were able to show improvements in their total score for both parts after the intervention. Educating the children as early as 10 years old regarding CPR for drowning victims was capable to be carried out in the local setting. Hence, the implementation of CPR courses in the curriculum of school children starting from the primary level may happen in the future

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge; Practice; Cardiopulmonary resuscitation; Drowning; Primary school children
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing > RT71 Study and Teaching
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Medical Surgical Nursing
Depositing User: Miss Thandar Soe Sumaiyah Jamaludin
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2022 14:46
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2022 14:46
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/99083

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