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Table 2 Proportions of doctors providing correct answers regarding treatment for common emergencies

From: Continuing medical education programs for primary care physicians from remote locations of Vietnam: a needs assessment

Common emergencies % of doctors providing correct answers
n %
Trauma care (mean proportion of correct answer and SD) - 44.70 (19.24)
 Principles of general first aid for major fracture 171 56.6
 Principles of bone / joint immobilization for fractures 141 46.7
 Principle of first aid for open fractures 229 75.8
 Criteria/indications for cervical spine immobilization 64 21.2
 Choice of equipment to be used for cervical spine immobilization 133 44.0
 First aid for patients with pneumothorax under pressure 110 36.4
 Method of haemostasis for wounds 97 32.1
Cardiovascular emergencies (mean proportion of correct answer and SD) - 20.53 (13.34)
 Criteria of diagnosis necessitating cardiopulmonary resuscitation 78 25.8
 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation method (CAB) 72 23.8
 The rate of cardiac compression when having only one person for emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation 56 18.5
 First aid for heart attack 174 57.6
 First aid on stroke patients, criteria for using drugs to control blood pressure 49 16.2
For first aid patients with stroke, drug of choice for controlling blood pressure 5 1.7
General critical care (mean proportion of correct answer and SD)  - 54.64 (14.91)
 Modalities for safe transportation of patients 277 91.7
 Kind of abdominal pain in appendix 270 89.4
 Purpose of assessing and triage classification of patients in emergency 96 31.8
 First aid for anaphylaxis which occurs during infusion 194 64.2
 Signs of airway obstruction 206 68.2
 Technic of the Heimlich method 88 29.1
 Indications for gastric lavage in patients with hypnotic poisoning 24 7.9
Less common medical emergencies (mean proportion of correct answer and SD) - 44.94 (16.34)
 If a femoral fracture occurs, how much blood could be lost 87 28.8
 First aid for electric shock 237 78.5
 First aid for drowning 248 82.1
 First aid for thermal burns 225 74.5
 First aid for snake bite 97 32.1
 Common signs of heat-stroke 56 18.5