The Effectiveness of Basic Life Support Training Program for Knowledge and Skills of Primary School Teachers: A Quasi-experimental Study


  • Duangruethai Phraibueng Faculty of Nursing, Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Mathaka Sriklo Faculty of Nursing, Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Malinee Youjaiyen Faculty of Nursing, Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Bangkok, Thailand.



Basic life support, Knowledge, Primary school teachers, Skills


CCardiac arrest outside of hospitals is a leading cause of hospitalization and mortality. Schools are ideal settings to teach individuals basic life support, and teachers should be involved in basic life support training. This two-group quasi-experimental with pre-posttest study aimed to examine the effectiveness of the Basic Life Support Training Program, designed by nurses, for knowledge and skills for basic life support of primary school teachers. The participants comprised 60 primary school teachers purposively selected from two primary schools in central Thailand. They were divided into experimental (n = 30) and control (n = 30) groups. Data were collected using the Demographic and Health Data Form, Basic Life Support Knowledge Questionnaire, and Basic Life Support Skills Questionnaire and analyzed with descriptive statistics and independent and paired t-tests.
From the results, immediately after the program, the mean scores of basic life support knowledge and skills of the program participants were significantly higher than those in the control group. After the program, the experimental group’s mean score of basic life support knowledge and skills was higher than before. The Basic Life Support Training Program effectively improves knowledge and skills for providing basic life support to primary school teachers. School nurses can be trained to use this program to improve basic life support skills among primary school teachers. However, long-term follow-up is needed to determine the sustainability of both knowledge and skills by measuring actual practice skills in basic life support.


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Phraibueng D, Sriklo M, Youjaiyen M. The Effectiveness of Basic Life Support Training Program for Knowledge and Skills of Primary School Teachers: A Quasi-experimental Study. PRIJNR [Internet]. 2024 Mar. 21 [cited 2024 May 23];28(2):240-51. Available from: