Improvement in knowledge of healthcare professionals attending Neonatal Life Support(NeoLiS) training workshop
Objective:Pakistan ranks among the countries with highest neonatal mortality rate. Birth related event (Asphyxia neonatorum) is one of the three most common causes of neonatal mortality worldwide. Effective resuscitation during the Golden Minute can improve the mortality and morbidity. In Pakistan, a training programme NeoLiS (Neonatal Life Support) was developed in 2008 which was based on guidelines of ILCOR. The objective of this study was to assess the improvement in knowledge of healthcare professionals attending Neonatal Life Support training workshop.
Methods:It was a retrospective cross sectional study that was conducted in the Neonatology Department of the Children’s Hospital, Lahore. A total of 52 workshops were conducted in 2017-18 in which 1350 health professionals were participated including doctors, nurses and paramedics. Data of all the training workshops were analysed in the study. Knowledge was tested through true/false questionnaires. The results of pre-course test were compared with respective post-course test by entering the data in SPSS and significance in improvement of knowledge was calculated by applying paired t-test. p-value <0.05 was considered significant.
Results: Mean of pre-course and post-course results of all the participants were calculated and post-course results showed significant improvement in knowledge as compared to pre-course tests. Similarly, paired t-test was performed for all the results of doctors,nurses and paramedics on individual basis. The p-value in all groups was < 0.01 which was statistically significant.
Conclusion: Neonatal Life Support (NeoLiS) training course resulted in significant gain in knowledge about neonatal resuscitation by healthcare professionals when assessed