Effectiveness of an interventional programme on knowledge and skills regarding selected first aid measures
Babita Devi, Pratibha Khagta
First aid can be defined as the assessment and interventions that can be performed by a bystander immediately with no medical equipment. The aim of first aid is to alleviate suffering facilitates healing, ease pain and promote recovery. Among teachers various incorrect practices and myths associated with illness, injuries and first aid have also been reported.In the current study using the purposive sampling technique data was collected from 10 Government school teachers of Government School Tokiyo (Paonta Sahib)A self-structured questionnaire was used to assess the pre-test and post- test knowledge regarding first- aid and skills were assessed using the observational checklist. Findings of the pilot study revealed that Findings of study showed that majority of school teachers in pre test were having good knowledge i.e.50%, 30% had average knowledge, and 20% had poor knowledge about selected first aid measures. The majority of school teachers in post-test were having excellent knowledge i.e. 30% and 70% had good knowledge. Study shows correlation relationship between the pretest knowledge and pretest skills had low correlation, the correlation relationship between the posttest knowledge and posttest skill were highly correlated it means that the correlation is in a positive direction and when knowledge increases skills also increases.