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Μυριανθεύς Παύλος, Καθηγητής, Τμήμα Νοσηλευτικής, ΕΚΠΑ, Επιβλέπων
Μπαλτόπουλος Γεώργιος, Ομότιμος Καθηγητής Τμήμα Νοσηλευτικής, ΕΚΠΑ
Φιλντίσης Γεώργιος, Καθηγητής, Τμήμα Νοσηλευτικής, ΕΚΠΑ
Γρηγοράκος Λεωνίδας, Καθηγητής, Τμήμα Νοσηλευτικής, ΕΚΠΑ
Τσουμάκας Κωνσταντίνος, Καθηγητής, Τμήμα Νοσηλευτικής, ΕΚΠΑ
Μεντζελόπουλος Σπυρίδων, Καθηγητής, Τμήμα Ιατρικής, ΕΚΠΑ
Θεοδοσοπούλου Ελένη, Καθηγήτρια, Τμήμα Νοσηλευτικής, ΕΚΠΑ
Α΄Βοήθειες στο προσωπικό της Ελληνικής Αστυνομίας: Γνώσεις, δεξιότητες και εκπαιδευτικές ανάγκες.
Knowledge, skills and educational needs of Hellenic Police officers in first aid.
Evaluation of general and specific knowledge and skills in First Aid, Basic Life Support, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation among police officers (PO) in Greece is aim of the study.
Method: A cross-sectional anonymous survey was conducted from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017 using a self-designed questionnaire in order to accomplish the purposes of this particular survey. The instrument consisted of 57 questions (multiple choice and open-ended questions) and was administered to 700 PO of the Attica prefecture for completion.
Results: The final sample consisted of 520 PO representing an effective response rate of 74.28%. Of the respondents, 65.4% (340) were aged between 26 to 35 and 434 (83.5%) were male. Regarding the 20 questions testing knowledge of First Aid, BLS, CPR and defibrillation, mean correct response rate was 32.94%. More than 50% of the respondents knew that before starting resuscitation, rescuer, victim and bystander safety must be ensured, what is a defibrillator, the steps for treating a minor external bleeding, and what to do when there is a need for First Aid and CPR. Just 3.5-7.0% of the respondents answered correctly on resuscitation steps after defibrillation, and actions in case of inhalation injury; also, just 6.5% reported that they were trained in defibrillator use. Just 0.6% and 24.6% of the 520 participants provided ≥ 80% and ≥ 50% correct answers to the knowledge-specific questions, respectively. In multivariable logistic regression, independent predictors of 50% or more correct answers were: Family - marital status (married with children), rank, and knowledge of computers.
The Conclusion drawn is that the level of knowledge and education of Attica PO on First Aid is remarkably low. The need for organized and systematic education is of paramount importance.
Main subject category:
First Aid, Hellenic Police Force, Defibrillator, Educational needs, Knowledge, Skills, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
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Α΄Βοήθειες στο προσωπικό της Ελληνικής Αστυνομίας - Γνώσεις, δεξιότητες και εκπαιδευτικές ανάγκες .pdf
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