2022 Volume 10 Issue 2

Dental Students’ Perception In Managing Medical Emergencies: A Cross-Sectional Study


Lamea Afnan, Sunnypriyatham Tirupathi
Abstract

A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was conducted to assess the perception of dental students in managing medical emergencies. Descriptive analysis for the questions on knowledge, attitude, practice, and self-perceived competency was undertaken. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Post Hoc test, and Spearman Correlation were applied and results with a p value< 0.05 were considered. The response rate was 100%. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) test shows that there is a significant association between the academic year and the knowledge, attitude, practice, and self-perceived competency of the students. Post Hoc analysis shows that there is a statistical significance from 4th BDS to postgraduates with regard to the knowledge, attitude, practice, and self-perceived competency. Spearman's correlation depicts a positive correlation between knowledge (+0.263), attitude (+0.294), practice (+0.190), and self-perceived competency (+0.692) and the academic years. Efforts should be made for further improvement in the knowledge, attitude, practice and self-perceived competencies of the students. The medical emergency management training programs like Basic Life Support (BLS), Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training along with classroom lectures, workshops, Continuing Dental Education (CDE) programs, practical/real-time situations training should be reinforced periodically and repeatedly and skills assessment should be carried out.


How to cite this article
Vancouver
Afnan L, Tirupathi S. Dental Students’ Perception In Managing Medical Emergencies: A Cross-Sectional Study. Ann Dent Spec. 2022;10(2):67-72. https://doi.org/10.51847/jGY3w0Bu4c
APA
Afnan, L., & Tirupathi, S. (2022). Dental Students’ Perception In Managing Medical Emergencies: A Cross-Sectional Study. Annals of Dental Specialty, 10(2), 67-72. https://doi.org/10.51847/jGY3w0Bu4c
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