An Experience of Video Based Training on Basic Life Support

  • Roshana Shrestha Department of General Practice and Emergency Medicine, Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences, Dhulikhel, Kavre, Nepal.
  • Ashis Shresha Department of General Practice and Emergency Medicine, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Patan, Nepal.
  • Kabita Hada Batajoo Department of General Practice and Emergency Medicine, KIST Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Imadol, Nepal.
  • Rashmi Thapa Department of General Practice and Emergency Medicine, Kathmandu Medical college and Teaching Hospital, Nepal.
  • Samita Acharya Department of General Practice and Emergency Medicine, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Patan, Nepal.
  • Suman Bajracharya Department of General Practice and Emergency Medicine, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Patan, Nepal.
  • Sanij Singh Department of Emergency Medicine, Nepal Mediciti Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Abstract

Introduction: Basic life support is foundation to save lives. In contrast to the developed countries, there is still no national standard BLS training module in Nepal. Basic life support training is being provided by various institutions but lack in consistency and coordination. The Nepal basic life support Course is the video based training in Nepali language with reference to recent advances which was intended for all health care personnel of Nepal in urban as well as rural setting. We aimed to describe the features of this video based training module in local language, to analyse the differences of knowledge and find out the participants perception and satisfaction with this course.

Methods: This is a descriptive cross-sectional study based on data of trainings conducted over the study period. Ethical approval was taken. The post-test score was recorded and compared with the occupational using ANOVA. On the spot and delayed feedbacks from the participants were collected voluntarily and summarized.

Results: Total of 576 participants (435 clinical doctors, 92 nurses/paramedics, 18 non-clinical doctors and 41 intern doctors) successfully completed the training. The difference in post test scores (mean = 12.9±1.8) among the different occupational background was not significant (P=0.159). The feedbacks from the participants were mostly positive and encouraging.

Conclusions: The knowledge of basic life support improved significantly irrespective of the occupation of the participants. A universal, nationwide video based training module in Nepali language should be developed focusing all health care personnel of urban as well rural Nepal.

Published
2018-08-31
How to Cite
Shrestha, R., Shresha, A., Batajoo, K., Thapa, R., Acharya, S., Bajracharya, S., & Singh, S. (2018). An Experience of Video Based Training on Basic Life Support. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 56(212), 774-780. https://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.3645
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Original Article