EVALUATION OF BLS WORKSHOPS, AN AUDIT OF THE JOURNEY SO FAR

Authors

  • Sidra Hassan Dow University of Health Sciences
  • Amjad Siraj Memon
  • Waseem Jamalvi
  • Qasim Ahmed

Abstract

Objective: Professional training workshops are routinely conducted by Professional Development Center (PDC) of DUHS to provide students golden opportunities in hands on practice on simulators and also has been working as training center of AHA since 2010 for the BLS, ACLS and PALS provider and instructor courses while has been conducting BLS workshops from Nov, 2005. The objective of this study was to assess the perceptions of attending audience by post course evaluation form in BLS program.

Methodology: This was a retrospective survey study. Data of BLS workshops from 2017 to 2018 was collected from PDC. Two thousand and fifty six healthcare students were enrolled in BLS course from Jan 2017 till Dec 2018. The calculated sample size was about 324 at 95% confidence level. Thus the final sample size was about 350. A post workshop evaluation questionnaire was used as a tool for data collection and it was analyzed on SPSS.

Results: PDC has conducted 714 BLS provider courses since 2005 in which 8529 participants are trained till now. The results of the evaluation show that this workshop received higher score on all assessed sections i.e. more than 90% candidates marked agree & strongly agree. A clear majority of participants (97.8%) agreed that, their queries and questions were satisfactorily responded The structure and content of the workshop organized intensify participants’ skills and knowledge regarding BLS.

Conclusion: Overall, Participants characterized the workshop as very useful and were very satisfied with the workshop facilitators and the topics discussed.

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Published

2021-05-26