Volume No. :   3

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2015

ISSN Print :  2347-8632

ISSN Online :  2454-2652


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An Operational Study on Maintenance of First Aid Box in Selected Urban Community of Amritsar, Punjab



Address:   Ms. Rajwant Kaur1, Ms. Rajanpreet Kaur2 , Ms. Manpreet Kaur3
1Lecturer, Sri Guru Ram Das College of Nursing, Vallah, Amritsar
2Student, Sri Guru Ram Das College of Nursing, Vallah, Amritsar
3Professor, Sri Guru Ram Das College of Nursing, Vallah, Amritsar
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ABSTRACT:
First aid is an essential measure to manage minor ailments in the home setting. First aid box is collection of articles which is readily available and one can very easily assemble and arrange them at one place. The aim of the study is to motivate the respondents for preparation, maintenance and utilization of first aid box in their families. An operational design was used to conduct the study in 1-7 Blocks of Kittae, Amritsar. 60 families were selected with Non Probability Convenient sampling technique. First Aid Box inventory checklist for the preparation, utilization and maintenance of first aid box was used for the study. In present study about 23.3% were having first aid box in their families but items were incomplete, inappropriate and unorganized. Researcher motivated the families to assemble the selected nine items and purchase the remaining items to prepare the first aid box. About 73.3 % families during first follow up at 15th day and 71.7% families during second follow up at 30th day used the First Aid Box. Majority (77.8%) of the families were maintaining the first aid box items in second follow up. About 23 families spent Rs. 40-60 for the preparation of first aid box in their family. First aid box is essential for every family to provide first aid care. There is need to create awareness among the people about the importance of first aid box.
KEYWORDS:
First aid box, minor ailments, preparation, maintenance, utilization.
Cite:
Rajwant Kaur, Rajanpreet Kaur ,Manpreet Kaur. An Operational Study on Maintenance of First Aid Box in Selected Urban Community of Amritsar, Punjab. Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management 3(2): April- June, 2015; Page 99-102.
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