• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: Supplementary 1, Pages: 1-5

Original Article

A Study on College Students’ Knowledge and Educational Experience about Basic Life Support


Along with consistent economic development and rapid industrialization, occurrences of emergency patients have increased rapidly due to industrial disasters and cardiovascular diseases. When we face the occurrence of emergency patient, the best care is for the first responder to practice the CPR early before the emergency staffs arrive at the cardiac arrest spot. Thus, learning to practice proper emergency measures is important and required for the sake of me and others. The results in this study show the level of college students’ knowledge, experience, and learning of CPR and this will be a basic data for the development of the CPR-related curriculum. Further, this will contribute to the establishment of the CPR-related education program for the university policy. We carried out the survey from 8th of April, 2013 to 30th of April 2013. The participating subjects in the survey were 434 college students in provinces of Seoul, Gyeonggi and Chungnam. Data analysis is performed with the measures of percentage, average, and standard deviation and the T-test and the ANOVA are applied to the analysis using the SPSS program (version 18.0). Results of this study are as follows. 1. The knowledge level of the CPR is very low, making up an average 3.56 (SD=1.37) points out of the total 6 points. 2. The ratio of students not learning the CPR is 48.8%. 3. Among the students who know the CPR, 69.1% of students learned it at the school. Education method with theory and practice has a ratio of 68% and 77% of the students learned CPR by demonstration with dummy. Average education time is 2.8 hours. 4. 98.2% of the students feel the necessity of CPR education and 31.8% among them want to learn CPR in the time of middle school. Educational institutions of school and Korean Association of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation are mostly wished. 5. The most frequent case which the students witnessed practicing of CPR is the TV (74%) and the next is the movie (37%). In conclusion, the college students have low knowledge levels of CPR but have high will of participation and understanding of its necessity. Thus, when CPR education is provided appropriately to the college students, it is expected to have high education effects.
Keywords: College Students, Educational Experience of Basic Life Support, Knowledge of Basic Life Support 


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