|Eka Novita Indra||Yogyakarta State Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tri Ani Hastuti||Yogyakarta State Universityemail@example.com|
|Sugeng Purwanto||Yogyakarta State Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|THE STUDY OF KNOWLEDGE ABOUT FIRST AID (P3K) AND BASIC LIFE SUPPORT PRINCIPLES IN YOGYAKARTA COMMUNITY|
|Knowledge, First aid, Basic life support|
Objectives: We quite often faced a condition where we are dealing with someone who had an accident or disruption in the physical conditions that are sudden and unexpected. The victim needs first aid should be done as early as possible or even basic life support should be given to reducing and eliminating the risk of injury, disability, or even death. Basic life support is part of first aid (known as P3K). This research aim is to know and predict social phenomena that occur in the community related their knowledge about first aid and basic life support. Methods: This is a survey research conducted by quantitative methods; data collection techniques conducted by survey method with the research instrument in the form of a questionnaire which consist of 32 questions. Respondents are 235 members of the public, taken by area probability sampling method, with minimal age 17 years old, not the medical personnel. Who are then given a questionnaire to assess knowledge about first aid (P3K) and Basic Life Support principles. Respondents were from five existing city district in the Yogyakarta province (Yogyakarta city, Sleman, Bantul, Gunungkidul, and Kulonprogo), with their diversity in gender, age, occupation, and educational level. Data presented descriptively in the form of percentage. Results: The results showed that the overall average scores obtained by respondents are 74.7 points, thus can be assumed that majority of respondents knowledge about first aid and basic life support quite good. Whereas when grouped by category: 51.49% of respondents included in good category, 44.68% included in the fair category, and the rest is just 3.83% of the respondents have a score that is included in the poor category. Conclusions: In Brief, we present a social fact that majority of Yogyakarta society have well knowledge about first aid and basic life support.