The Eurasian Journal of Medicine
Original Article

The Reliability of Turkish ‘’Basic Life Support‘’ and ‘’Cardiac Massage‘’ Videos Uploaded to Websites

Eurasian J Med 2016; 48: 15-19
DOI: 10.5152/eurasianjmed.2015.61
Read: 975 Downloads: 264 Published: 03 September 2019


Objective: In this study, the reliability of Turkish cardiac massage and Basic Life Support (BLS) videos, which have already been downloaded from three website such as YouTube, Google, Yahoo following the publication of 2010 cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) guideline and their suitability to the same guideline were researched.


Materials and Methods: The videos uploaded to the three website to search videos on internet were queried by using the keywords “cardiac massage” and “basic life support”. Videos that had been uploaded between January 2011 and July 2014 were analyzed and scored by two experienced emergency specialists.


Results: A total of 1126 videos were obtained. 1029 of the videos (91.4%) were excluded by researchers. 97 videos were detected to accord with study criteria. Despite most of the videos were found on Google website by keywords, the enormous part of videos proper to criteria were sourced from YouTube website (n=65, 67.0%). One fourth of the videos (24.7%) were observed to not be suitable for 2010 CPR guideline. AED usage was mentioned slightly in the videos (14.4%). Median score of the videos is 5 (IQR: 4-6). The rate and scores of the videos uploaded by official institution or association were significantly higher than others (p=0.007 and 0.006, respectively). Moreover, scores of the videos compatible with guidelines uploaded by official institution or association and medical personal were also found higher (p=0.001).


Conclusion: Eventually, all the data obtained in this study support that Turkish videos were not reliable on the subject of BLS and cardiac massage. It is promising that videos with high followup rates also have been scored higher. 

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