Assessment of Knowledge about Vital Signs among Paramedical Students

Authors : Ambooj Thakur; Niraj K Sah; Raushan Kumar; Navreet boora

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 7 - July

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The objective measurements of vital signs for clinical evaluation of individual health. As vital signs working function parameter of individual health. So its knowledge will be essential for health care professionals. Health care providers must understand the importance of vitals as it deals with various pathological & physiological acts on above set regarding evaluation & their appropriate. There are 4 chief vital signs basically measured routinely by medical workers analysis. (1) Generally, signs of life consist about human Blood Pressure (B.P.) human heart rate, human respiration rate, and human body temperature. Aim  Estimate the level of knowledge from paramedical students about vital signs. Objective  To evaluate the knowledge about vital signs to paramedical students.  To aware about vital signs to paramedical students of paramedical collage of Teerthankar Mahaveer University Material and method: ⦁ A Cross-sectional Prospective and Questionnaire-based study was conducted at College of Paramedical Sciences, Teerthankar Mahaveer University, Delhi Road Moradabad, UttarPradesh for period of one year. The survey includes multiple choice questions (MCQs) related to demographic characteristics (Age, Gender) Knowledge the about vital signs among paramedical students' college of paramedical students. The study will include 226 volunteer participants from the College of Paramedical Sciences (except radiography). The questionnaire used in the study consists of 20 questions about checking the level of knowledge about x-raysamong non-radiography student. Results: The cross-sectional prospective study carried out with sample size of 226 students which is carried among paramedical students of collage of paramedical sciences in Teerthankar Mahaveer University. The number of 136 (60.2%) male & female of number 90(39.8%) female responded of age group of 18-28 above years on the topic of assessment of knowledge about vital signs among paramedical students gave statistical result 18-21 is 144(63.8%), 22-25 is59(26.10%) & 26-28 above is 23 (10.17%) Conclusion: In the cross-sectional prospective study Knowledge about vital signs & its measurement skills are one the foremost need of health care workers. Awareness about vital signs should be spread to paramedical students as they are under common roof of hospital. As we know vital signs measurement is prior to be taken before any investigation so knowledge about it to health professional should needful in need. From the result it can be concluded that paramedical students should be provided with knowledge of vital sings in the theoretical as well as in the clinical posting. As measurement of vital signs is a skilful work & need time to practice. Knowledge of vital signs to health care workers will help to ease the patient & save their time too in the emergency conditions. From the literature review mentioned here clarify as that time to conferences about vital signs & other educational papers should be given to the health professions. From the above observations we are able to state that proper knowledge about vital signs should be given to the paramedical students in way which is convenient to them as also aware them how important is knowledge of vital signs for them in their coming future when they will health care professionals in hospitals or medical centres.

Keywords : Knowledge, Vital Signs, Paramedical, Student.


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