The Status of First-Aid Education and its Perception among Teachers at Elementary, Middle and High schools
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It is a necessity for anyone to learn and to become aware of first aid; especially, learning and repeated training is important during school life. The purpose of this study was to explore the perception of first-aid education, as well as the accident and first-aid education status of teachers in order to improve their response abilities during emergency situations that occur in educational settings.
Structured surveys of 203 teachers in Korea were analyzed. Contents included 30 questions about the necessity and awareness of first-aid education. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS Version 23.0 for Windows and the statistical significance level was set atp <.05.
87 (43%) of the elementary, middle school, and high school teachers reported an experience of safety accidents, while 116 (57%) did not. There was high interest about first aid in 83% of the teachers. 88% of them with first-aid education were satisfied and 92% of teachers without such displayed strong intentions to get such a kind of training. 94% of teachers responded that students would also need first-aid education.
Because interest about first aid in teachers was very high, an execution plan of first aid education for all teachers ought to be established. Also, effective first-aid education programs with high participation rates need to be developed.
First-aid method, Safety, Precaution, Teacher, Elementary, Middle and High school.