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A new general medical journal for the 21st centrury, focusing on innovation in health and medical research
i-JMR is a general medical journal with a focus on innovation in health, health care, and medicine - through new medical techniques and innovative ideas and/or research, including - but not limited to - technology, clinical informatics, sociotechnical and organizational health care innovations, or groundbreaking research.
Published by JMIR Publications, publisher of JMIR, the leading eHealth/mHealth journal (Impact Factor 2016: 5.175), i-JMR is a JMIR "sister journal" with a projected impact factor of about 2.03 (2016). which features a rapid and thorough peer-review process, professional copyediting, professional production of PDF, XHTML, and XML proofs.
i-JMR is indexed in PubMed and archived in PubMed Central.
i-JMR is also indexed in Clarivate Analytics (formerly the IP and Science Division of Thomson Reuters) new Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).
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Background: Providing Basic Life Support(BLS) at the site of the accident is crucial to increase the survivability of the affected people. It is especially important when health care is far away. Obje...
Background: Providing Basic Life Support(BLS) at the site of the accident is crucial to increase the survivability of the affected people. It is especially important when health care is far away. Objective: The aim of our study is to assess the BLS knowledge level of a Saudi Arabian population and identify influencing factors associated with their level of knowledge about BLS Methods: Our study is a cross-sectional descriptive study, which was conducted using a self-administered online questionnaire derived from the BLS practice test. The Saudi population was the target population. The questionnaire was divided into two parts, one contained demographic data while the second part contained questions to test the population perception about how to do proper BLS techniques. The data was collected between July and August 2017. Results: Our study included 301 participants. Our participants’ BLS online exam score ranged from 0 to 9, with a mean of 4.1 and standard deviation SD±1.7. Only 39.2% of the participants passed the test (n=118). The percentage of holders of a bachelor degree or higher is more than 60% of the population. In addition, higher income was significantly associated with scoring higher in the questionnaire's test (p-value <0.05). Conclusions: This study demonstrated that the theoretical knowledge level of BLS amongst the general population in Jeddah was below average. There is a critical need to increase the public's exposure to BLS education by raising awareness campaigns and government-funded training programs that aim to curb the incidence of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest mortalities in the Saudi community.