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KNOWLEDGE OF MEDICAL RESCUE PERSONNEL REGARDING ADVANCED RESUSCITATION PROCEDURES IN CHILDREN

Marcin Madziala, Leszek Sukiennik
DOI: 10.5603/DEMJ.2016.0006
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Disaster Emerg Med J 2016;1(1):37-42.

open access

Vol 1, No 1 (2016)
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Published online: 2016-11-22

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to attempt to evaluate the knowledge of medical rescue personnel within the scope of advanced resuscitation procedures in children.

MATERIALS AND METHOD: We conducted a quantitative survey. The study included a group of 482 medical per- sonnel. The knowledge of medical staff was assessed by their correct answers to the survey questions.

RESULTS: Especially among nurses, there was insuf cient knowledge of the following issues: determination of the child’s body weight (32–62%), the second dose of amiodarone during resuscitation of the child (42–90%), the volume of uids used during uid resuscitation (47–100%).

CONCLUSIONS: Among studied groups, nurses are the worst prepared for conducting resuscitation in children. Nurses presented a low level of knowledge within the scope of advanced resuscitation procedures in children.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to attempt to evaluate the knowledge of medical rescue personnel within the scope of advanced resuscitation procedures in children.

MATERIALS AND METHOD: We conducted a quantitative survey. The study included a group of 482 medical per- sonnel. The knowledge of medical staff was assessed by their correct answers to the survey questions.

RESULTS: Especially among nurses, there was insuf cient knowledge of the following issues: determination of the child’s body weight (32–62%), the second dose of amiodarone during resuscitation of the child (42–90%), the volume of uids used during uid resuscitation (47–100%).

CONCLUSIONS: Among studied groups, nurses are the worst prepared for conducting resuscitation in children. Nurses presented a low level of knowledge within the scope of advanced resuscitation procedures in children.

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Keywords

resuscitation, child, pharmacotherapy, course of action, medical personnel

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Title

KNOWLEDGE OF MEDICAL RESCUE PERSONNEL REGARDING ADVANCED RESUSCITATION PROCEDURES IN CHILDREN

Journal

Disaster and Emergency Medicine Journal

Issue

Vol 1, No 1 (2016)

Pages

37-42

Published online

2016-11-22

DOI

10.5603/DEMJ.2016.0006

Bibliographic record

Disaster Emerg Med J 2016;1(1):37-42.

Keywords

resuscitation
child
pharmacotherapy
course of action
medical personnel

Authors

Marcin Madziala
Leszek Sukiennik

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