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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 11-13

Implementation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation workshop in first MBBS

1 Department of Physiology, Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Medicine, Shardaben Hospital, Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
3 Department of Anesthesia, L.G. Hospital, AMC MET Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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Dr. Shaista M Saiyad
16, Park Plaza Flats, Bhd V S Hospital, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2229-516X.162255

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Context: Students should be exposed to early clinical scenario so that they start developing competency-based learning right from their MBBS 1 st year. Medical Council of India has recognized this need and has suggested early clinical exposure of MBBS 1 st year students in their document Vision 2015. Medical education in India needs change for achieving desired competencies. It has been concluded that Indian medical undergraduates have inadequate knowledge in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Aims: To implement CPR workshop in MBBS 1 st year, and to study the impact of CPR workshop among MBBS 1 st year students. Design: Interventional study. Materials and Methods: CPR workshop was conducted with the help of Faculty of Anesthesia and Physiology among MBBS 1 st year students. Teaching learning methods employed were lecture, demonstration, and hand-on practice on mannequin in small groups. The evaluation was done by pre- and post-standardized, validated questionnaire; direct observation procedural skill, and feedback questionnaire. Results: There was a significant improvement in knowledge of students as shown from results of pre- and post-questionnaire. About 84.24% students found the presentation excellent, 71.23% students found the demonstration excellent in terms of visibility and clarity, 63.7% students found the instructions excellent. All students were successful in acquiring skills of CPR as shown by results of directly observed procedural skills. Conclusions: Results of this study suggest that the workshop provided students with sound basic knowledge and adequate practical skills in CPR. CPR workshop should be carried out every year among undergraduate students. CPR workshop should be introduced in MBBS 1 st year curriculum.

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