International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 2, Issue 3, Part C (2019)

Knowledge and attitude towards cardiopulmonary resuscitation among Saudi population

Author(s): Ashraf Abdrabulnabi, Mohammad Zaki AlBaik, Maher A AlSakkak, Nadeer Hassan Alkhadhrawi, Ali Ahmed Alaithan and Hussein Aljuwayed
Abstract: Background: Cardiac and respiratory arrest is a life-threatening condition that requires immediate response as it can lead to death or serious damage to brain cells, if emergency help is not provided. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is the most important action can be performed by bystanders to improve the survival.
Aim: To assess the knowledge of laypersons trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and their willingness to resuscitate people who arrest outside healthcare facilities.
Method: This is a cross sectional study conducted at 3 regions in Saudi Arabia on laypersons. The study was conducted using self-administrated questionnaire.
Results: The study included 55 layperson who attended CPR training, 72.7% of them received it during the period from 2011 to 2017. Around half of the participants (52.4%) thought that they don’t need to apply what they learned in the CPR training courses. More than half of them (58.2%) would call the ambulance if they encounter Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest, while only 18.2% would start CPR. Obliging students and employees to receive the CPR training was the preferred methods by participants to increase the awareness about managing OHCA cases (56.4% and 21.8%, respectively).
Conclusion: The attitude of laypersons was low toward performing CPR, which might be due to insufficient training, lack of practical training or other factors that should be investigated in further studies.
Pages: 163-167  |  702 Views  99 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Ashraf Abdrabulnabi, Mohammad Zaki AlBaik, Maher A AlSakkak, Nadeer Hassan Alkhadhrawi, Ali Ahmed Alaithan, Hussein Aljuwayed. Knowledge and attitude towards cardiopulmonary resuscitation among Saudi population. Int J Adv Community Med 2019;2(3):163-167. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2019.v2.i3c.97
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine