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Teaching medical and dental students BLS/AED: What is still missing?

      Purpose of the study: Timely bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), together with pre-hospital defibrillation, represents one of the main factors associated with increased survival rates after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). However, only one third of cardiac arrest victims receive prompt CPR, mostly because lack of training and impeded by fear of causing further damage, drawing an infectious disease, or providing inadequate resuscitation. Introduction of BLS/AED training during undergraduate years could lead to acquisition of these skills by the majority of the world's population and possibly increase the likelihood of survival from OHCA. In our study, we wanted to investigate the confidence of final-year medical and dental students towards applying BLS/AED.
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