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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 117-124

Effect of campus-based emergency training on knowledge and skills regarding selected medical emergencies among college teachers in a selected college


1 Rapsbun School of Nursing, Shillong, Meghalaya, India
2 Department of Community Health Nursing, College of Nursing, CMC, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, College of Nursing, CMC, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
4 Department of Emergency Medicine, CMC, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
5 Department of Biostatistics, CMC, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Ms. Phiralynn KharKongor
College of Nursing, CMC, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/IJCN.IJCN_25_20

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College campus hems-in not only academic credentials but also provide opportunities for students to explore their interests and passions. Students are vulnerable to injuries and severe accidents. Timely, the administration of first aid in response to the medical emergencies will help to reduce disabilities, complications and the cost of treatment and mortality among them. Teachers are often the first to witness and handle these situations, hence, need to be equipped and empowered with knowledge and skills to be effective and efficient first respondents. A preexperimental study was conducted to assess effectiveness of campus-based emergency training (CBET) on knowledge and skills in the management of selected medical emergencies among college teachers. Fifty-three college teachers participated in the CBET which included lecture cum discussion, video presentation, booklet; skill demonstration and return demonstration as interventions. A self-administered questionnaire for knowledge and observational checklist for skills on the management of selected medical emergencies, constructed by the investigator, were used as data collection tools. Findings showed that majority of the college teachers had inadequate knowledge and skills during the pretest. There was significant improvement in knowledge (mean difference, −13.62) (P < 0.001) and skill (mean difference, −27.66) (P < 0.001) among the teachers after the CBET. Significant association was found between stream of teaching and knowledge (pretest) and skill (posttest) (P < 0.001). There was a strong positive correlation of post knowledge and post skills (P < 0.01). These findings, reiterated a strong need to train college teachers all over the country on the management of selected life threatening medical emergencies to have safe campus, save lives, and ensure a safe India.


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