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Ahmed Ali Shammah*
Background: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is known as a life saving technique significantly use din management of dyspnea, tachycardia, arrhythmias, and other cardiac complications.
Purpose: To investigate the knowledge and awareness about cardiopulmonary resuscitation among the preparatory year students of Umm Al-Qura University.
Methods: 98 students were randomly selected from preparatory year of Umm Al-Qura University, who filled questionnaires related about their knowledge of CPR that was compared using test analysis.
Results: The average knowledge of CPR was 7.97, a practice skill was 9.4, and importance level was 10.6 among the students. There was no difference in average level of knowledge, practice skills, and importance level regarding learning of CPR between the students of administrative and scientific programs. There was lack of awareness among the students regarding the importance of learning CPR.
Conclusion: The overall knowledge, practice skills, and importance level of CPR among the students was moderate; however, increased knowledge about cardiopulmonary resuscitation will improve the practical skills among students.
Published Date: 2020-12-21; Received Date: 2020-11-30