The Effectiveness of Basic Life Support Training Among Dental Students and Professionals in Indonesia

Author: Ahmad Jamaluddin, Sheli Azalea, Titania Nur Shelly, Ammar Abdurrahman Hasyim, Ufo Pramigi, Nyityasmono Tri Nugroho, Dian Eka Putra Suwarto


Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of Basic Life Support (BLS) training for dental students and professional run by IMANICARE organization to the knowledge and willingness to perform basic life support.

Methods: This is a cross-sectional study conducted by assessing knowledge about BLS (Basic Life Support) and willingness to do CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) using 15 pre- and post-multiple-choice and questionnaire among 644 dentists, dentistry students, and dentistry practitioner participating in BLS training held by IMANICARE from 2020-2022. Data was collected and analyzed with SPSS 24 Software by IBM.

Results: Data was collected from 410 participants which consisted of 58.5% students from the Faculty of Dentistry, 38.9% dentists, 2.4% dental therapists.  The mean value of age was 26.9 ± 0.9 SD years. Mean values of pre-test and post-test were 54.7 ± 20.8 SD and 90.1 ± 11.5 SD, respectively. Marginal homogeneity test for pre and post test data brought p<0.001 significance the relationship with training. Before the training, only 276 (67.2%) participants had the willingness to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation. After the training, 308 (74.9%) participants have the willingness to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation if they witnessed sudden cardiac arrest among unknown persons (p < 0.001).

Conclusion: BLS training has significant effect on knowledge and willingness to perform basic life support among dental students and professionals.


Keywords: Basic Life Support, Dental, Training

  1. IMANICare, Jakarta, Indonesia,
  2. YARSI Hospital, Jakarta Indonesia,
  3. Cardiovascular Technician Study Program, University of Muhammadiyah Prof DR. Hamka, Jakarta, Indonesia,
  4. Cipayung District Public Health System, Jakarta, Indonesia,
  5. Kesdam. Cijantung Hospital,
  6. Pratama Hayana Clinic, Jakarta, Indonesia,
  7. Laboratory of Vaccinology and Applied Immunology, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan
  8. Faculty of Dentistry Universitas YARSI, Jakarta, Indonesia,
  9. YARSI Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia,
  10.   Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia – University of Indonesia General Hospital, Depok, Indonesia.



Correspondence to: Sheli Azalea, ImaniCare, Indonesia, [email protected]