Accidents are silent epidemic; they are among the top four most frequent causes of death at any age. Children experiencing accidents is nothing new; in today’s sophisticated societies, accidents are predominant amongst young children. First aid is the initial treatment given to the casualty of suddenly sick or injured. Knowledge on first aid is used to manage minor injuries at home, school and work place. The study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of planned teaching program on first aid for emergencies to primary school teachers. Quantitative approach was followed in the study, the design chosen was one group pre-test post-test design and convenient sampling technique was used to select the participants. A total number of 20 primary school teachers were included in this study. The interview method was used to collect data from the participants. The questionnaire was prepared and it consists of baseline data and knowledge questions. A structured lesson plan was formulated and education was done by using lecture cum demonstration method. The reassessment of knowledge was done using the same questionnaire which was used for the pre-assessment test. An inferential statistical analysis was used to analyze the data and the results showed that, there is a difference in knowledge level of primary school teachers before and after the education.
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P. Yasodha, Anju Thomas. Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme on First Aid for Emergencies to Primary School Teachers. Asian J. Nur. Edu. and Research 1(3): July-Sept. 2011; Page 85-86.