Learning Needs of Primary Schools Teachers about First Aid(İlkokul Öğretmenlerinin İlk Yardım Konusundaki Öğrenme Gereksinimleri)

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Örs M.

Kastamonu Eğitim Dergisi, vol.29, no.3, pp.682-693, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.24106/kefdergi.902282
  • Journal Name: Kastamonu Eğitim Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.682-693
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: The aim of this research was to determine the knowledge of first aid and the learning needs surrounding first aid

education of teachers working in public primary schools.

Design/Methodology/Approach: This descriptive study was undertaken through a sample of 214 teachers working in 15 public

primary schools in Amasya City, Turkey. Data collection was achieved via a questionnaire consisting of items regarding teachers’

characteristics and basic first aid knowledge. One point was given for each correct answer. The data were collected through

face-to-face interviews. Statistical analyses were performed using descriptive statistics.

Findings: In total, 47.2% of the primary school teachers who participated stated that they had previous training on first aid,

and 11.7% of teachers felt that their knowledge was sufficient about first aid knowledge and equipment. Overwhelmingly,

70.5% of teachers had been confronted with situations needing first aid at school. In this study, it was found that teachers had

medium-level first aid knowledge scores. Most teachers answered questions incorrectly regarding foreign body punctures in

the abdominal region and nosebleeds (%89.3, %83.2 respectively).

Highlights: It was revealed that the teachers have insufficient knowledge about first aid, and it was determined that teachers

have learning needs relating to first aid. Accordingly, it is recommended that training is provided for teachers on first aid

through in-service training programs. Moreover, the problem needs to be addressed, and the addition of first aid education in

the teachers’ training curriculum might be suggested.