Knowledge and Training of Primary School Teachers in First Aid - A Questionnaire Based Study

Hosapatna, Mamatha and Bhat, Nandini and Belle, Jayaprakash and Priyadarshini, Sangeetha and Ankolekar, Vrinda Hari (2019) Knowledge and Training of Primary School Teachers in First Aid - A Questionnaire Based Study. Kurume Medical Journal, 66 (2). pp. 101-106. ISSN 0023-5679

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Background: Students at schools may need first aid due to illness or accident. Therefore, teachers at school should know first aid measures and be able to put them into practice. The aim of this study is to assess awareness regarding first aid training among primary school teachers.Methods: Subjects were 150 primary school teachers from nine schools in the Udupi district of Karnataka. They were assessed by predesigned questionnaire proforma, after which each teacher was interviewed and responses were discussed separately in smaller groups.Results: Of the subjects, 11.3% felt that first aid is important and 87.7% said that it is very important and wanted to learn first aid. About a third (30.2%) of the teachers knew some basic treatments for minor emergencies but they didn’t recognize such treatments were called first aid. Most of the subjects (69.8%) were unfamiliar with the expression “first aid”.Conclusion: First aid training should be included in the teacher training curriculum, and such training should be updated regularly

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: First aid; Medical emergencies; Primary school teachers; Accidents and injuries; Medical facility
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anatomy
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Child Health
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2022 04:19
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2022 04:19

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