First aid facilities in the school settings: Are schools able to manage adequately? | Qureshi | Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences
 
مبل راحتی صندلی مدیریتی صندلی اداری میز اداری وبلاگدهی گن لاغری بازی اندروید تبلیغات کلیکی آموزش زبان انگلیسی پاراگلایدر مارکت اندروید تور آهنگ محسن چاوشی مسیح و آرش پروتز سینه پروتز باسن پروتز لب میز تلویزیون

First aid facilities in the school settings: Are schools able to manage adequately?

Farhan Muhammad Qureshi, Nadia Khalid, Seema Nigah-e-Mumtaz, Tahira Assad, Khola Noreen

Abstract


Background and Objective: Children spend most of their time in schools and are  vulnerable to injuries and mild ailments, hence requiring first-aid care. School teacher can provide immediate first-aid care in  the absence of any health professional. This study assesses first-aid facilities within school premises and assessment of teachers on first aid training.

Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted from July-December 2017, participants were full time school teachers of both public and private sectors at both primary and secondary levels, having a minimum of one year experience. Questionnaire was filled on one to one basis by taking oral interview.

Results: Out of 209 teachers, 72.7% were from private sector. Stomachache was the most common medical incident (82.29%) requiring first-aid care in schools. First aid box was available in all schools but its contents were not satisfactory. Sick bay was not found in any school. 68.42% of teachers were not trained in first-aid management because of lack of opportunity, however 56% were willing to enroll in any first aid training and majority (91.38%) considered it essential for their professional life.

Conclusion: First aid facilities at various schools of Karachi and availability of trained teachers who can provide first aid care is unsatisfactory. 

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.342.14766

How to cite this:Qureshi FM, Khalid N, Nigah-e-Mumtaz S, Assad T, Noreen K. First aid facilities in the school settings: Are schools able to manage adequately?  Pak J Med Sci. 2018;34(2):272-276.   doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.342.14766

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