Effectiveness of Demonstration Method on Knowledge Regarding Paediatric Advanced Life Support Among GNM Final Year Students Studying in Selected School of Nursing Bagalkot


Authors : Prakash S Kumbar; Santosh B. Sajjan; Dr. Deelip S. Natekar

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 2 - February

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Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support is an extension of PBCLS, often starts with analyzing patient rhythms with a manual defibrillator. In contrast to an AED in BLS where the machine decides when and how to shock a patient. The advanced cardiac life support team leader make those decision based on rhythm on the monitor and patient vital signs. The next steps of pediatric advanced life support are insertion of IV lines and placement of various air way devices. communally used advanced cardiac life support drugs such as epinephrine and atropine are then administered, at this time the advanced cardiac life support personal quickly search for possible causes of cardiac arrest or pulmonary arrest based on their diagnosis more specific treatment are given in the present world the advanced cardiac life support is very essential for every health professional upcoming world. Objectives: (1) To assess the knowledge regarding pediatric advance life support among GNM Final year students.(2) To evaluate the effectiveness of demonstration method on knowledge regarding pediatric advance life support among GNM Final year students.(3) To find out the association between post test knowledge scores regarding pediatric advance life support with their selected socio demographic variables. Materials and Methods: Research design for the present study is pre-experimental, i.e. one group pre-test post test design was adopted for the present study. The sample includes 50 GNM final year students from selected nursing schools of Bagalkot District. The sampling technique adopted for the study is Simple random sampling by using lottery method. Data collected by using structured knowledge questionnaires & analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: After collection, the data are organized and analyzed with the help of mean, median and standard deviation, The mean percentage of knowledge scores of the GNM final year students in the pre-test was 62.94% with mean and SD (22.66±3.85), whereas the mean percentage of knowledge scores in post-test was 89% with mean and SD (32.04±3.23). The paired ‘ t’ test value (37.6537 ) showed the significant difference in the knowledge level of GNM final year students regarding Pediatric advance life support after the administration of Demonstration method. Findings of the study revealed that there was no significant association found between post-test knowledge scores of the GNM final year students with selected socio-demographic variables. Conclusion: After thorough analysis of the data, researcher concluded that a significant difference was found between the pre-test and post-test knowledge scores of GNM final year students. The study showed that demonstration method was effective and improved the knowledge of GNM final year students on Pediatric advance life support.

Keywords : Basic Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Basic Cardiac Life Support (PBCLS), Automated External Defibrillator(AED),Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support(ACLS)

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