Current scenario: Knowledge of basic life support among doctors and nursing staff in medical college

Author : G.K. Tripathi, Puneet Tripathi, Pratap Shankar, Preet Lakhani, Sachin Tutu, Amod Kumar Sachan, Rakesh Kumar Dixit

A workshop has been conducted on basic skill of Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) among doctors and nursing staff in medical college. Theoretical aspect was explained through power point presentation whereas practical aspect was demonstrated through skill station. The results were analyzed by using an answer key prepared from BLS manual of American Heart Association (AHA). Out of 117 participants only three participants secured 80-90% marks in pretest whereas rest of secured less than 50% marks .Post workshop assessment was done with same question papers showed 70% candidates securing more than 80%. Hence BLS workshop is essential to improve knowledge and skill of CPR.

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