• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2020, Volume: 13, Issue: 29, Pages: 2941-2946

Original Article

Describing the effect of a first aid training program on the first aid knowledge and attitudes of female secondary school students in Jeddah – Saudi Arabia

Received Date:22 June 2020, Accepted Date:30 July 2020, Published Date:11 August 2020


Objectives: to explore the effect of a first aid training program on knowledge and practice of female secondary school students in Jeddah- Saudi Arabia. Sample the study was applied at one Secondary female School in Jeddah and the data were collected from 100 Saudi female students who attended the first aid training programmed. Method: to achieve the target of this article,the researcher applied pre-post quasi-experimental approach. Data entry and statistical analysis was done using SPSS 20.0 statistical software package. Data were presented using descriptive statistics in the form of frequencies and percentages for quantitative variables and means and standard deviations for variables. Findings: The study shows that First-aid training is essential to develop female secondary school with first aid skills and to extend their input to health emergency situations. On the other hand, students should have sufficient practice and knowledge in first aid to be able to manage injuries and illness that commonly take place at the school sitting. Novelty: By Introducing, acquainting and sustaining the lifesaving skills and first aid practices among female students increase the students’ confidence in responding to any contingency. Conclusions: It is agreed that nurses at schools could play a key role in the provision of lifesaving skills and basic emergency training for the students; this might be very important addition for investigating the effectiveness of future health education programs at females Saudi schools.

Keywords: first aid; female secondary school; Saudi Arabia


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© 2020 Howaida S. Saati.This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee).


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