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Title: A study to assess the effectiveness of training program on knowledge and practices regarding advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) among staff nurses in MMIMS & R hospital
Authors: Walia A
Kaur S
Kumari V.
Keywords: Training
staff nurses
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: World Informations Syndicate
Abstract: Advance cardiovascular life support is a level of medical care which is used for clients with life threatening illness. Death can occur at any time due to causes like stroke, poisoning, accidents, suicide, injury, medication error, shock and cardiac arrest. Among these, cardiac arrest deaths remain major cause of mortality. Therefore, one of the measures to improve survival is by introducing the concept of �chain of survival�. The elements of the chain of survival include recognition of early warning signs, activation of the emergency medical system, basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation, defibrillation, intubation and intravenous delivery of medications. Advance cardiac life support (ACLS) refers to a set of clinical interventions for the urgent treatment of cardiac arrest and other life threatening medical emergencies. Extensive medical knowledge and rigorous hands-on training and practice are required to master ACLS. Only qualified health care providers, physicians, paramedics, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and other specially trained health care providers can provide ACLS, as it requires the ability to manage the patient�s airway, initiate IV access, read and interpret electrocardiograms, and understand emergency pharmacology. Therefore, training program on ACLS is required for staff nurses, to gain knowledge and improve skill. Quantitative approach was selected with pre-test - post-test only design. 36 samples were chosen (working in ICU/ ICCU/ emergency/ medical wards / surgical wards) using random sampling technique. Training program was given to the study subjects and a structured questionnaire and structured checklist was used to collect data regarding Advanced cardiovascular life support of subjects before and after the administration of training program. Findings revealed that the mean post-test sore was greater than the mean pre-test score. Thus it is concluded that the training program on Advanced cardiovascular life support was effective for teaching and improving staff nurse�s knowledge and practices.
URI: 10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1405
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