Knowledge, attitude and practice on advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) among the general duty medical officers in Bhutan

  • Sona Pradhan Emergency Department, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital, Thimphu, Bhutan.
  • Karma Tenzin Faculty of Postgraduate Medicine, KGUMSB, Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Dorji Pelzom Ministry of Health, Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Jigme L Dorji Emergency Department, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital, Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Passang Dorji Emergency Department, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital, Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Mongal Singh Gurung Health Research and Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Health, Thimphu Bhutan

Abstract

ABSTRACT

Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) is one of the important lifesaving procedures administered by emergency medical professionals. International guidelines and literature recommends periodic training of health personnel on ACLS. In Bhutan, the General Duty Medical Officers (GDMO) is often the first line doctors to attend to the critically sick including cardiac arrest patients.

Keywords: Advanced cardiac life support; KAP.

Published
2019-05-29
Section
View Point