Investigation of Intention and Attitude for Basic Life Support to Clarify the Current Issues and Future Improvements in University Students: Comparison between Students in the Department of Nursing and Those in Non-medical Departments Yuka KANEMATSU 1 , Emi SATO 1 , Moeko IDE 1 , Asami NEGORO 1 , Tomoko SHIGA 1 , Mika IMAI 1 , Shihomi SAKURAI 1 , Atsuko MAEKAWA 1 , Makoto HIRAI 1 1Nagoya University School of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing Keyword: 一次救命処置 , バイスタンダー , 自動体外式除細動器 , 心肺蘇生術 , 大学生 , BLS , bystander , AED , CPR , university students pp.44-52
Published Date 2008/12/30
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.7009200108
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 Background: The automated external defibrillator(AED) has been available legally for general bystander since July 2004, and equipped in public places including universities in Japan. Consequently, the opportunity in basic life support(BLS) is considered to have been broaden by the availability of AED. The present study aimed to investigate the intention and attitude for BLS among students from the department of nursing and those from non-medical faculties and to clarify the current issues on BLS for future improvements in the university.

 Methods and Results: We sent questionnaires approved by the ethical committee to 308 students and received responses from 232 students(136 students in department of nursing and 96 in non-medical departments of our university). Significantly greater number of students in department of medicine answered to understand the location of AED in the university and to fulfill BLS when necessary as compared to those in other departments. However, one fifth of students were not confident in BLS practice regardless of experiences of BLS course.

 Conclusions: The students in department of medicine have stronger will to fulfill BLS when necessary compared to those in other departments. A BLS course with AED is very educative and to be mastered by all teachers and students in the university. It seems necessary to continuously educate precise notices to university staffs and students on BLS and AED and to encourage them to take BLS course repeatedly.

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