Investigation of the Knowledge and Practices of Drivers/Conductors Working in Government Buses Running Through Tricity, Chandigarh Regarding the Use of First Aid Kit

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Investigation of the Knowledge and Practices of Drivers/Conductors Working in Government Buses Running Through Tricity, Chandigarh Regarding the Use of First Aid Kit

September 11, 2021 Health Research 0

Background: It is everyone’s obligation to keep the roads safe. Prompt first aid at the scene of an accident can help victims avoid serious health and life repercussions. Reduced risk in the world’s road traffic networks necessitates commitment and educated decision-making on the part of all stakeholders, including government, industry, non-governmental organisations, and international agencies, as well as participation from people from all walks of life [1].

Methods: From January to April 2019, a four-month cross-sectional, community-based exploratory study was done to investigate the knowledge and practises of first aid among bus drivers and conductors in Tricity, Chandigarh. A total of 300 drivers and conductors from CTU, Haryana Roadways, Himachal Roadways, and Punjab Roadways were questioned for this study in order to have a generalised sense of the level of awareness and practises of first aid among government bus employees in real-life situations.

Results: 575 (95.8%) employees were aware of the prominent position of the first aid box in buses, and 197 (32.8%) employees considered passenger safety to be their top priority when the bus was involved in an accident.

Conclusion: The awareness and practise of first aid among drivers/conductors in saving the lives of passengers is observed to be significantly higher than in prior studies. However, they still necessitate greater awareness and better methods.

Author (S) Details

Jyoti
Centre for Public Health, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India.

N. K. Goel
Department of Community Medicine, GMCH-32, Chandigarh, India.

Prashar, Savita
Centre for Public Health, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India.

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