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A nationwide survey of first aid training and encounters in Norway

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Emergency Medicine, February 2017
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Title
A nationwide survey of first aid training and encounters in Norway
Published in
BMC Emergency Medicine, February 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12873-017-0116-7
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Håkon Kvåle Bakke, Tine Steinvik, Johan Angell, Torben Wisborg

Abstract

Bystander first aid can improve survival following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest or trauma. Thus, providing first aid education to laypersons may lead to better outcomes. In this study, we aimed to establish the prevalence and distribution of first aid training in the populace, how often first aid skills are needed, and self-reported helping behaviour. We conducted a telephone survey of 1000 respondents who were representative of the Norwegian population. Respondents were asked where and when they had first aid training, if they had ever encountered situations where first aid was necessary, and stratified by occupation. First aid included cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and basic life support (BLS). To test theoretical first aid knowledge, respondents were subjected to two hypothetical first aid scenarios. Among the respondents, 90% had received first aid training, and 54% had undergone first aid training within the last 5 years. The workplace was the most common source of first aid training. Of the 43% who had been in a situation requiring first aid, 89% had provided first aid in that situation. There were considerable variations among different occupations in first aid training, and exposure to situations requiring first aid. Theoretical first aid knowledge was not as good as expected in light of the high share who had first aid training. In the presented scenarios 42% of respondent would initiate CPR in an unconscious patient not breathing normally, and 46% would provide an open airway to an unconscious road traffic victim. First aid training was correlated with better theoretical knowledge, but time since first aid training was not. A high proportion of the Norwegian population had first aid training, and interviewees reported high willingness to provide first aid. Theoretical first aid knowledge was worse than expected. While first aid is part of national school curriculum, few have listed school as the source for their first aid training.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 135 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 26 19%
Student > Master 18 13%
Other 8 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 6%
Researcher 7 5%
Other 27 20%
Unknown 41 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 34 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 31 23%
Social Sciences 5 4%
Psychology 4 3%
Computer Science 2 1%
Other 15 11%
Unknown 44 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 January 2022.
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#1,967,852
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