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Awareness about basic life support among undergraduate interns of medical, dental, and Physiotherapy College of Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana, Ambala

Shikha Baisakhiya, Manisha Bhatt Dwivedi, Nitish Baisakhiya.

Abstract
Background: Basic life support (BLS) is all about the prompt recognition of a victim of cardiac arrest or any foreign body obstruction and managing it with cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation.

Objectives: To estimate the extent of awareness about BLS among the undergraduate interns of medical, dental, and physiotherapy College of Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana, Ambala.

Materials and Methods: The current study cross-sectional analytical study included the medical interns (MIs), dental interns (DIs), and physiotherapy interns (PIs) of Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana, Ambala. The assessment was done on the basis of a questionnaire containing 20 basic multiple choice questions related to BLS. The students were given 1 h time to attempt the questions and then the assessment was done. The students were graded on the performance based on scores (in percentage) classified as: 90-100 outstanding, 80-89 excellent, 70-79 as very good, 60-69 as good, 50-59 as satisfactory, and

Key words: Basic Life Support Awareness among Medical Interns; Basic Life Support Awareness among Dental Interns; Basic Life Support Awareness among Physiotherapy Interns



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