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Asian Institute of Research, Journal Publication, Journal Academics, Education Journal, Asian Institute
Asian Institute of Research, Journal Publication, Journal Academics, Education Journal, Asian Institute

Journal of Health and Medical Sciences

ISSN 2622-7258

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Published: 15 December 2023

Analysis of Knowledge and Attitude regarding First Aid and CPR among Myanmar Seafarers

Tay Zar Lin, Rohit Kumar, Shwelinn Htet

The University of Wolverhampton, University of Delhi, Lund University

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Pages: 192-198

Keywords: First Aid, CPR, Seafarer, Knowledge, Attitude, Myanmar


Addressing a critical knowledge deficit within the maritime workforce, this study investigates the level of preparedness exhibited by Myanmar seafarers in regard to administering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The research underscores the significance of customised training programmes for the maritime environment, as evidenced by the gender disparity and broad age distribution. Although the participants demonstrate noteworthy skills in burns care and CPR, they lack proficiency in specific areas such as managing haemorrhage, attending to unresponsive patients, and understanding the chain of survival. The study highlights the necessity of incorporating practical situations and a collaborative approach from various academic disciplines in order to enhance first aid training and ultimately enhance marine safety. In support of experiential learning in emergency response, the correlation study establishes a positive relationship between first aid knowledge and seafarer experience. Although the research conducted yielded valuable insights, a significant drawback was the lack of a skills assessment element; this underscores the critical need for future studies to incorporate objective measures. This study concludes by contributing to the collective comprehension of seafarers' proficiency in emergency procedures and acting as a catalyst for targeted interventions, policies, and best practises in the maritime industry. Despite the constraints, this research establishes a foundation for future research into maritime safety. It underscores the criticality of rectifying divergent levels of assurance in order to improve emergency medical readiness in the maritime domain as a whole.


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