A descriptive study to assess the level of knowledge regarding first aid management of minor ailments among GNM students in faculty of nursing s.g.t. university budhera, Gurugram (Haryana)
Anoop Masih Sandhu
World First Aid Day, which was introduced by the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in 2000, is an opportunity to raise awareness about a lifesaving act. This year on World First Aid Day, the theme is ‘First aid and road safety’. Everyone should know how to save a life. Age is no bar. First aid and ageing population builds a positive image of ageing and recognizing older people as an important resource.
The term “first aid” refers to the assistance given to anyone suffering a sudden injury or illness. Its main goals are to preserve life and prevent the condition from worsening. It is not always performed by medical personnel. In emergency situations, ordinary people often have to perform first aid to save someone’s life. First aid does not necessarily require any prior knowledge and can involve improvisation. However, if the person performing first aid doesn’t know what they are doing, they might hurt instead of helping. That is why the IFRC encourages people to undergo basic first aid training or at least educate themselves using any available reliable sources. It includes initial intervention in a serious condition prior to professional medical help being available, such as performing CPR while awaiting an ambulance as well as the complete treatment of minor conditions, such as applying a plaster to a cut. First aid is generally performed by the layperson with many people trained in providing basic levels of first aid, and others willing to do so from acquired knowledge. Mental first aid is an extension of the concept of first aid to cover mental health.
To assess the level of knowledge regarding first aid management on minor ailments among GNM students.
To find out the association of knowledge with selected socio-demographic variables.
Material and Methods
A descriptive research design was used to assess the level of knowledge regarding first aid management of minor ailments among GNM students in faculty of nursing SGT University Budhera, Gurugram (Haryana).Non-probability purposive sampling technique was used to select the 80 students of GNM nursing, of SGT University. Informed written consent was taken from each student.
Result: The mean knowledge score for sample were 13.363 and median were 14 and standard deviation were 2.7708
The study revealed that students has some knowledge regarding first aid management on minor ailments.
Anoop Masih Sandhu. A descriptive study to assess the level of knowledge regarding first aid management of minor ailments among GNM students in faculty of nursing s.g.t. university budhera, Gurugram (Haryana). Int J Adv Res Med Surg Nurs 2020;2(1):13-15. DOI: 10.33545/surgicalnursing.2020.v2.i1a.28