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IJMDC. 2024; 8(5): 1236-1242

Teacher’s awareness regarding epistaxis first-aid management inside schools in Al Madinah Region, Saudi Arabia

Anas S. Kurdi, Rayan A. Alharbi, Reema S. Althubaiti, Kholoud M. Alghamdi, Jumana A. Almajed, Abdulsalam K. Alzarea, Rana I. Alrgaiba.


Objective: This study aimed to assess the teachers' knowledge of first-aid management of epistaxis in educational settings.
Methods: A cross-sectional study was prepared to assess teachers' awareness regarding the first aid of epistaxis inside their schools. The study was conducted in September 2022 in the Al-Madinah region of Saudi Arabia.
Results: A total of 391 individuals were investigated. Among those, females were 52.4% and males were 47.6%. The current study findings revealed that the mean teacher awareness score was 5.2 ± 1.54 (Range 0-10) out of 10. Most teachers (n = 244, 62.4%) showed fair knowledge of first-aid management of epistaxis. Poor level of knowledge was observed in 118 (30.2%). Only 29 (7.4%) revealed a good level of knowledge, and 194 (49.6%) individuals had prior information about first aid management of epistaxis.
Conclusion: The teachers in the Al-Madinah region of Saudi Arabia had insufficient knowledge regarding the first-aid management of epistaxis in educational settings.

Key words: Teachers, awareness, epistaxis, first-aid management, Al Madinah.

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