Assessment of Community Preparedness in Cardio Pulmonary Emergencies in Selected Cities in the Philippines
Asian Journal of Research in Nursing and Health, Volume 6, Issue 1,
Background: Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death globally, taking an estimated death about 18 million lives each year . Engagement in mitigation is important in the effectiveness of the programmed that reduce the mortality rate and improve quality of health . It shown that changes over the years that intercepts in the assessment and management of those people in the community . Active participation in the preparation and intervention of stakeholder is essential in responding cardio pulmonary emergencies in the community .
Purpose: The study aimed to assess Basic Life Support (BLS) capability of the layperson in the community specifically the household members. In addition, determine key stakeholders’ perception on Basic Life Support in communities preparedness.
Methods: The study was conducted in Metro Manila. Rapid Sampling was used and a total of 114 respondents were selected from two selected barangays.
Results: Mainstream of the respondents in Barangay Damayan perceived that BLS Critical Steps are needed in emergency care situation that comprise the 82.01 percent in contrast from 17.99 percent of responses of the respondents perceived critical steps in BLS are not needed. While the Mainstream of the respondents in Barangay Tumana perceived that BLS Critical Steps are needed in emergency care situation that comprise the 90.09 percent in contrast from 9.91 percent of responses of the respondents perceived critical steps in BLS are not needed.
Conclusion: Community preparedness is essential in responding emergency situation in cardio pulmonary cases. Individual should know to deliver first aid to save life and their capability to perform cardio pulmonary resuscitation. Assessment to patient promotes higher chances of survival until hospital emergency care system arrived. Training for the layperson in BLS-CPR represents one of the most successful strategies for increasing survival from sudden cardiac arrest.
- community preparedness
- cardio pulmonary
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