School Children Save Lives


KUVAKİ BALKAN B., ÖZBİLGİN Ş.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIOLOGY AND REANIMATION, vol.46, no.3, pp.170-175, 2018 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tjar.2018.25986
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIOLOGY AND REANIMATION
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.170-175
  • Keywords: School children, basic life support, education, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, HOSPITAL CARDIAC-ARREST, BASIC LIFE-SUPPORT, RESUSCITATION COUNCIL GUIDELINES, MOUTH-TO-MOUTH, CARDIOPULMONARY-RESUSCITATION, EUROPEAN RESUSCITATION, MEDICAL-STUDENTS, TRAINING-PROGRAM, 1ST AID, SCHOOLCHILDREN
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Sudden cardiac death is one of the most common causes of preventable death in the industrialized world. In countries with organized emergency health services, it is possible to increase the rate of resuscitation performed by the public and save more lives. Increasing the rate of correct intervention by those witnessing sudden cardiac death requires an increase in the number of adults with training in CPR in society. Resuscitation training should begin in the school years to reach the whole of society within time. As school children with training in CPR increase, the proportion of individuals in society with training and the desire to help others increases, which causes a general increase in resuscitation rates. To teach children "Basic Life Support" the training models should be applied in theory, with training kits, and accompanied by educators, with a variety of figures based on video or computer based training. One of the most important steps in increasing the resuscitation rates performed by the public globally and enhancing survival is through training school children.