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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: [the Layperson In Emergency Situation].
Author: Pergola, Aline Maino
Araujo, Izilda Esmenia Muglia
Abstract: The layperson's qualification to provide early care in emergency situations and basic life support (BLS) is fundamental to save lives and prevent sequels. The objective was to identify the level of knowledge of lay people about approaching an emergency victim. Structured interviews in non-technical language were used with a 385-subject sample, average age 35.4 (+/- 14.55) years, with more than 50% having a high school or university education. Over 55% of these observed situations with loss of consciousness, but only 31% called for specialized help. 34% underwent a first-aid course, but only 13% feel prepared. The most often cited place of learning was the driving school (DS), 35.9%. Other training places were higher when compared to the DS (p = 0.048). Almost 17% do not know how to recognize the presence of vital signs. Almost 31% do not know the telephone number of the emergency service. Laypersons have incomplete or incorrect knowledge about care for unconscious victims.
Subject: Adult
Educational Status
First Aid
Health Education
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 2008
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