The Ability of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons to Perform Basic Life Resuscitation in Chattisgarh ZC58-ZC60
Dr. Vinay Kharsan,
Reader, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, New Horizon Dental College Sakri, Bilaspur (CG), India.
Email : Kharsan@rediffmail.com and email@example.com
Aim and Objective: This study was conducted to assess the ability of oral & maxillofacial surgeons regarding basic life resuscitation in case of medical emergencies.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted among oral & maxillofacial surgeons through a mailed questionnaire. The sample size was finalized to 152 including 108 â€“ males and 44 â€“ females with mean age of the subjects as 30.65 y. The Statistical software namely SPSS version 16.0 was used for data analysis.
Statistical Analysis: The studentâ€™s t-test, ANOVA test and post-hoc test were used as tests of significance for statistical evaluation at p = 0.05.
Results: The study revealed that most of the participants were aware about the administration of drugs. Around half of the surgeons (52.4%) were able to understand correct reading of ECG. It has been seen that, 66.8% were properly knowing, how to maintain the airway and 77.4% were experienced in the administration of oxygen in case of emergencies. Overall the knowledge was more among experienced dental surgeons.
Conclusion: It was found that most of the participants were aware to handle the medical emergencies in dental practice and the awareness was higher among senior surgeons. Still the surgeon should have more knowledge for initial stabilization in a patient with risk happening at dental office.