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Introduction: Cardiovascular diseases cause more deaths than any other mode, including cancers. The most important out of these is the cardiac arrest, which is defined as the sudden cessation of pumping of heart secondary to arrhythmia. Most of the events are OHCA(Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest). It becomes necessary for the bystanders to perform a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) until ambulance or an advanced help arrives.
1)To determine effectiveness of Basic Life Support training to general population.
2)To assess the efficacy of the BLS training for general population, if any
Methodology: Study type: Cross sectional type of observational study. Study sample: 906. We conducted a questionnaire based study among the employees of a tertiary care hospital of central India. The questionnaire was distributed before and after a session of basic life support, and their scores were compared.
Results: Out of the total of 906 responses to questionnaire, 8040(88.4%) average was the post test score and 1309 (14.48%) was pretest score. The absolute gain was 0.96. It was concluded that the basic life support training is effective for learning to provide a high quality CPR and basic life support
It can be clearly seen that the hands on training of BLS was a useful method to spread awareness, knowledge and to learn about emegency cardiac conditions.
The BLS training was able to inculcate the readiness and quick decision making abilities in the population.
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