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OGUNDELE, IYABODE GRACE (RN, RM, RPHN, BNsc, M.Sc, Social Work); OKAFOR, N.A. (RN, RM, RPHN, PhD)
This study assessed the knowledge, attitude and skills of health care workers on Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation in Ibadan Oyo State. A descriptive (cross-sectional study) design was adopted for this study. Simple random sampling technique was used to select 256 healthcare workers from the study setting. A pretested self-structured questionnaire was used for data collection. The validity of the instrument was ensured through face and content validity. The reliability of the instrument was determined by finding the internal consistency of the instrument using Cronbach alpha. This yielded a coefficient value of 0.78. The data collected from the questionnaire were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings of the study revealed that 55.5 percent of the respondents had good knowledge of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation as against 114(44.5%) that had poor knowledge. Larger percentage (60.5%) had positive attitude towards cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. About 56.2% had adequate skills towards cardio-pulmonary resuscitation as against 43.8% that had inadequate skills. In addition, there was significant relationship between healthcare workers’ knowledge on cardiopulmonary resuscitation and attitude; and between healthcare workers’ knowledge on cardiopulmonary resuscitation and level of skills. Also, there was significant relationship between healthcare workers’ attitude towards cardiopulmonary resuscitation and level of skills. It was recommended among others that training of Nigerian healthcare workers on CPR should be encouraged to increase potential bystander CPR providers and CPR instructors, in line with the international community.
Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Skills, Health Care Workers, Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation ,
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