Learning Outcomes of Basic Life Support in Primary School Children (RAMAkids Club)

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Kasamon Aramvanitch Yuwares Sittichanbuncha Panvilai Tangkulpanich Jarupol Tuangsirisup


Background: Rapid initiation of basic life support (BLS) significantly associate with return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). In Thailand, only 15.8% of OHCA receive bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Objective: To study learning outcome in BLS and effective skill of BLS in primary school children.

Methods: Data was collected retrospectively in BLS training. The training provided for RAMAkids club which participants were primary school children during summer (October 2015). Pretest, posttest, and practical exams were applied to evaluate BLS training.

Results: All 63 students completed all the steps, 26 students were boys, and almost students studied in grade 1-4. Primary school children had ability to learn from pretest, posttest, and practice skill evaluation. The effectiveness of chest compression in BLS were average in depth and speed of 3.3 cm and 106.9 time/minute, respectively.

Conclusions: This study showed that primary school children had ability to learn BLS skill and could be initiated basic rescue properly. Early training BLS for primary school children enhances their alertness in recognizing a cardiac arrest and knowledge of BLS procedures.


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Aramvanitch, K., Sittichanbuncha, Y., Tangkulpanich, P., & Tuangsirisup, J. (2019). Learning Outcomes of Basic Life Support in Primary School Children (RAMAkids Club). Ramathibodi Medical Journal, 42(1), 29 - 35. https://doi.org/10.33165/rmj.2019.42.1.132460
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