Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture & Health Sciences

Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture & Health Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2319–5584

+44 1477412632

Abstract

The Extent of Knowledge of Police on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Sharon J. Kosgey, Elizabeth Bautista

As the knowledge and skills of cardiopulmonary resuscitation continue to be an important factor in the health care personnel, there is also a need for the laypersons to have this knowledge too. This study aimed to determine the extent of knowledge on cardiopulmonary resuscitation among the police and if there is a significant difference between the number of years of work and the extent of knowledge retention. The respondents comprised 236 police and were randomly selected from the total number of population computed through the sloven’s formula. A semistructured questionnaire was administered. To determine the extent of knowledge, the data was analyzed using mean. The significant difference in terms of the number of years as a law enforcer was analyzed using the F- test. Findings revealed that there was no significant difference when grouped according to the number of years they have been working and their extent of knowledge. It was also found that they had slight knowledge on cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Recommendations include regular conduction of re-trainings and seminars every six months so as to help the police retain their knowledge.

Published Date: 2016-10-09;

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