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VOLUME 13 , ISSUE 6 ( November-December, 2012 ) > List of Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Evaluation of Knowledge and Experience among Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons about Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Suprakash Boddu, Raja Satish Prathigudupu, Anand Vijay Somuri, Krishna Prasad Lingamaneni, Prashant Rao, Phani Kumar Kuchimanchi

Citation Information : Boddu S, Prathigudupu RS, Somuri AV, Lingamaneni KP, Rao P, Kuchimanchi PK. Evaluation of Knowledge and Experience among Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons about Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. J Contemp Dent Pract 2012; 13 (6):878-881.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1245

Published Online: 01-12-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Objective

This study was undertaken to assess the level knowledge and experience about CPR among oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

Materials and methods

In a cross-sectional study, a total of 96 professionals (31-PGs, 65-MDS staff) were surveyed using a self-administered structured questionnaire pretested through a pilot survey. The data was analyzed using the SPSS version 15.0. The Student's t-test and ANOVA test were used as test of significance. The level of significance was set at p ≤ 0.05.

Results

In the present study, 78% of oral surgeons had received training about CPR but only 52.0% have proper practical knowledge of performing it. As there were some cases due to CPA in dental practice even then half of the participants take history of patients regarding this. A significant difference was found according to designation with PGs having lower mean scores. A positive linear correlation was found between years of experience and knowledge about CPR (Pearson's correlation, r = 0.613, p = 0.00).

Clinical significance

The present findings showed that practical knowledge of performing CPR is still low and half of them still do not take history regarding this. So there is need for more knowledge about CPR through CDE programs.

How to cite this article

Boddu S, Prathigudupu RS, Somuri AV, Lingamaneni KP, Rao P, Kuchimanchi PK. Evaluation of Knowledge and Experience among Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons about Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. J Contemp Dent Pract 2012;13(6):878-881.


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