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Table 3 Frequency distribution of attitudes toward ALS

From: A study on the knowledge and attitudes on advanced life support among medical students and medical officers in a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka

Attitude questions Answers
I feel that my internship training is adequate to equip me to handle resuscitation confidently (n = 57) Yes 9 (15.8 %)
No 43 (75.4 %)
Not sure 5 (8.8 %)
Resuscitation should be initiated by a senior Medical Officer (n = 393) Yes 61 (15.5 %)
No 308 (78.4 %)
Not sure 24 (6.1 %)
All junior doctors should have Advanced Life Support (ALS) course training before practice (n = 399) Yes 391 (98.0 %)
No 4 (1.0 %)
Not sure 4 (1.0 %)
ALS course should be taught during undergraduate years (n = 400) Yes 385 (96.3 %)
No 10 (2.5 %)
Not sure 5 (1.3 %)
Are you confident enough in selecting or giving emergency drugs (n = 402) Yes 84 (20.9 %)
No 223 (55.5 %)
Not sure 95 (23.6 %)
Do you think that the ALS course should be reevaluted frequently (n = 397) Yes 375 (94.5 %)
No 22 (5.5 %)
Do you think that you are confident enough in saving a life with your ALS knowledge (n = 399) Yes 128 (32.1 %)
No 130 (32.6 %)
Not sure 141 (35.3 %)