Document Type : Research Article
Background: Cardiac arrest affects everyone, and a person with an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is not always lucky enough to get cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It may be due to the common man's complete lack of competence in these situations. It is because of these observations of the authorities that many health organizations in the world came up with the idea of training even the common man with BLS. This study sincerely tries to find answers to this question.
Aims and Objectives: To determine retention of BLS and ACLS skills, it was taught after six months.
Materials and Methods: Study Settings: CS Hospital, Shimoga, Karnataka. Study design: Quasi Experimental Desig.
Results: In our study total of 30 health care professional were included in our study. There was statically significant difference found between Group A and Group B with respect to mean score difference. The group A which had reinforced training had better mean score difference.
Conclusion: Reinforcement makes a difference and this is quite evident with the difference in the OSCE scores scored. This study makes a point to the frequency of the training should increase