Poster Title

Emergency Education to Students in a Rural Healthcare Area

Presenter Information

Stacie L. HearellFollow

Grade Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Institution

Murray State University

KY House District #

CD1

KY Senate District #

CD1

Department

Nursing

Abstract

Stacie Hearell

Murray State University, Department of Nursing

Emergency Education to Students in a Rural Healthcare Area

Dr. Jessica Naber

Abstract

The purpose of this research process was to bring emergency healthcare education to advanced students in their Junior and Senior years of high school. The subjects were students enrolled in an advanced physical education program at local rural high schools. A pre-test was given to each student involved to assess their skills involving basic healthcare and how to respond in an emergency situation. The topics covered in the presentation were emergency room etiquette and processes, treatment for basic injuries and symptoms, as well as education for situations that should and should not result in a visit to the emergency room. The presentation ended with the teaching of basic life support including high quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and airway management, as well as rescue breathing and automated external defibrillator (AED) use. Students were provided an opportunity to practice resuscitation skills and airway management. The students also demonstrated the correct use of an AED. Upon completion of the teaching the students were not certified in CPR or AED use, however a basic understanding and correct presentation of skills were documented. A posttest was used to assess the knowledge gained throughout the teaching. This test was reviewed with the students and each scenario was discussed to determine proper reactions.

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Emergency Education to Students in a Rural Healthcare Area

Stacie Hearell

Murray State University, Department of Nursing

Emergency Education to Students in a Rural Healthcare Area

Dr. Jessica Naber

Abstract

The purpose of this research process was to bring emergency healthcare education to advanced students in their Junior and Senior years of high school. The subjects were students enrolled in an advanced physical education program at local rural high schools. A pre-test was given to each student involved to assess their skills involving basic healthcare and how to respond in an emergency situation. The topics covered in the presentation were emergency room etiquette and processes, treatment for basic injuries and symptoms, as well as education for situations that should and should not result in a visit to the emergency room. The presentation ended with the teaching of basic life support including high quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and airway management, as well as rescue breathing and automated external defibrillator (AED) use. Students were provided an opportunity to practice resuscitation skills and airway management. The students also demonstrated the correct use of an AED. Upon completion of the teaching the students were not certified in CPR or AED use, however a basic understanding and correct presentation of skills were documented. A posttest was used to assess the knowledge gained throughout the teaching. This test was reviewed with the students and each scenario was discussed to determine proper reactions.