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Natl J Community Med. 2019; 10(5): 294-298

Study to Know the Effect of “Compression Only Life Support” Training Among The Lay Persons

Bhavesh S Jarwani, Mehul Gajjar, Sapna D Gupta, Harsha Makwana, Advait Thakor, Urjita P Modi.

Introduction: Out of hospital cardi-ac arrest (OHCA) is one of the lead-ing causes of death in India. And “Compression-only CPR (COLS)” is as effective as conventional CPR for cardiac arrest at home, at work or in public. This study intends to know the attitude and knowledge among the laypersons towards performing compression only CPR, use of AEDs and effect of training sessions of COLS on attitude and imparting technical skills among them.
Method: Pre-validated question-naire-based study was conducted on “World Head Restart Day” (23rd Oct.,2018). 2 hours of training ses-sion was arranged and effect was statistically studies.
Results: Total 298 volunteers suc-cessfully did participate in training and filled up the forms, of which 68% were male, 32 % female. Mean age 34+12 years. There was signifi-cant positive change in the attitude score from 4 to 22 (p=0.003). On the knowledge front average gain in score of volunteers pre-training v/s post-training was 1 v/s 9 (p

Key words: CPR, COLS, compression only CPR, AED

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