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The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to compare knowledge and skill related to basic life support (BLS) at before and after participating in the BLS program of the supporting staff. The participants were 40 supporting staffs of Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Bangkok, who met the inclusion criteria and were purposively selected into the study. The participants in an experimental group received a basic life support program including: received lecture related to BLS for about 1 hours, demonstrated how to do BLS, and practiced the BLS skill for 5 minutes for each participants. The participants were tested for knowledge related to BLS at before, right after, 3 months after receiving the program. The BLS skill was also measured right after the BLS practice session and 3 months later by using a simulation patient with unconsciousness, no heart rate, and respiration. The instrument used for data collection including personal information questionnaire, the BLS Knowledge Examination, and the BLS Skill Checklist. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and repeated measure one way ANOVA.
Results were as follows:
- Mean score of knowledge related to BLS of the supporting staff after receiving the program was higher than before receiving the program with statistical significance at .05
- Mean score on BLS skill of the supporting staff after receiving the program was greater than at 3 months after receiving the program with no statistical significance at .05
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