Basic Life Support (BLS) competency is considered a fundamental skill not only for health care workers but also for other non-medical personnel such as administrative employees. Administrative employees are the people who are working for 24 hours in the hospital along with health care professionals. Patients who are visiting hospitals first come to the enquiry desk for enquiry and meet the non-medical personnel, such as administrative staffs; In case any person falls there with cardiac arrest the administrative staff should have some knowledge and practice regarding BLS to save the life of that person before medical team arrives. Objectives- To assess the knowledge regarding Basic Life Support among administrative employees before and after the training programme. To assess the practice regarding Basic Life Support among administrative employees before and after the training programme. Quantitative research approach and quasi experimental one group pre test post design was used. Non probability convenient sampling method was used to select 60 administrative employees as a study subject. The mean knowledge score of subjects in pre test was 4.90 and in post test was 9.78 and overall mean practice score of subjects in pre test was 3 and in post test 16.15. There is no significant association between pre test knowledge and practice score in relation to BLS and selected aspects of socio demographic variables. Conclusion- Equal positive response to the demonstration and teaching was found really useful to administrative employees which will help them to take prompt decisions, perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and save many lives of cardiac arrest victims.
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Kshama Ravindra Sansare, Susan Jacob. Effect of Basic Life Support Training Programme on Knowledge and Practice among Administrative Employees of Health Institutes, Navi Mumbai. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2018; 6(2): 164-168. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2018.00039.X