A training program on first aid and basic life support skills among teachers of a school in South Delhi: a feasibility assessment

Olivia Marie Jacob, Anil Goswami, Farhad Ahamed, Mahasweta Dubey, Kiran Goswami, Nishkarsh Gupta


Background: There is a need for training teachers in first aid skills as they are the primary contact for most commonly encountered emergency situations in school scenario. The objective of the study was to assess the feasibility of a training program on first aid and basic life support skills among teachers of a school in south Delhi, India.

Methods: We identified topics and prepared a training module (6-hour duration on a single day) for teachers and conducted the training in the Centre for Community Medicine department of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.

Results: 40 teachers were involved in this study. The mean (SD) score before and after the training was 5.55 (1.88) and 12.4 (1.66) respectively. A significant improvement in the scores pertaining to knowledge on first aid skill was observed after the training (p<0.01).

Conclusions: We conclude that training program is feasible and acceptable by teachers and improves their immediate knowledge and skills.


First-aid, Training, Teachers, Basic life support, Resuscitation

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