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Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2456-8899, ISSN: 2231-0614 (Past),Vol.: 23, Issue.: 2

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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Skills of Some Nigerian Primary and Secondary Schools Teachers

 

Adedamola Olutoyin Onyeaso1* and Onyedikachi Oluferanmi Onyeaso2

1Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, Faculty of Education, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

2Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Angelo Giardino, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas and Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.

Reviewers:

(1) Tinuade Ogunlesi, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria.

(2) Rozina Roshan Ali Essani, Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan.

(3) Heberth Cesar Miotto, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil.

(4) Ana Belen Fernandez, Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de Candelaria, Spain.

(5) Patricia Katowa –Mukwato, University of Zambia, Zambia.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/20341

Abstracts

Background/Aim of Study: Training of primary and secondary schools teachers on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has received the support of the international community for the purposes of increasing potential bystander CPR providers for out-of –hospital cardiac arrests and teaching of the school children the same, but the situation is different in Nigeria. This study aimed at assessing the CPR skills of a group of Nigerian teachers.

Study Design: Cohort experimental study.

Place and Duration of the Study: Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, Faculty of Education, University of Port Harcourt in September 2016.

Methodology: A group of Nigerian primary and secondary schools teachers who came for further education at the University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria had their pre-training and post-training CPR skills assessed by a certified CPR instructor. The training was based on the American Heart Association (AHA) conventional CPR teaching standard and a modified AHA CPR Skills Evaluation Guide was used in the data collation.

Results: Although the pre-training CPR skills of the teachers were very poor, they significantly improved after the training (P < 0.05).

Conclusion: Nigerian primary and secondary schools teachers could serve as potential bystander CPR providers, as well as instructors to the children and the public, if well exposed as in advanced parts of the world.

Keywords :

CPR skills; primary and secondary schools; teachers; Nigeria.

Full Article - PDF    Page 1-8

DOI : 10.9734/JAMMR/2017/34645

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