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Abstract                 Volume:4  Issue-12  Year-2016          Original Research Articles

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Knowledge and Attitudes of Primary School Teachers Toward First Aid in Al-Najaf Al-Ashraf City
Hussein M.A. Al-Tameemi* and Fatima W. Khudair
University of Kufa, Faculty of Nursing, Community Health Nursing Branch, Al-Najaf Al-Ashraf, Iraq
*Corresponding author

The current descriptive cross-sectional study aimed to assess participants' knowledge and their attitudes toward first aid, as well as, to find any significant relation for teachers socio-demographic characteristic with their knowledge and attitudes regarding first aid. Therefore, by using SPSS a simple random sample of thirty governmental primary schools were selected, and then 302 primary school teachers were selected randomly. The result showed that 287 (95%) of participants had total fair knowledge and only 15 (5%) of participant teachers had poor knowledge, besides no one of them had good knowledge. With regard to teachers' attitudes towards first aid, the results showed that 282 (93.4%) of the teachers commonly had a positive attitude toward first aid. With respect to the relation of participantsí socio-demographic data with their knowledge levels no significant association was determined but for monthly income. The final conclusion and summary of the study showed unsatisfactory knowledge about first aid in spite of teacher retaining a good general knowledge about the goals and benefits of first aid, thus the establishment of mandatory training sessions for teachers at the beginning of each academic year is intensely recommended. It is worth mentioning, that despite the teachers' positive attitudes towards first aid, an observed weakness in their responses about attitude for medical conditions that obligates providing first aid noted, which seems due to lack of knowledge and awareness about these situations where it can be improved through first aid programs and educational sessions or at least through health bulletins.

Keywords: Knowledge, Attitudes,Primary School Teachers,First Aid.
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Hussein M.A. Al-Tameemi, Fatima W. Khudair. 2016. Knowledge and Attitudes of Primary School Teachers Toward First Aid in Al-Najaf Al-Ashraf City. Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 4(12): 64-79
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2016.412.006