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ABSTRACT

Background: The incidence of natural disasters that occur in Indonesia, especially in


the city of Palu caused many deaths. The condition of natural disaster victims can
worsen or lead to death if not treated quickly. Handling is carried out as a basic life
support to sustain the life of someone under life threatening situation. Based on the
functions of the National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) in the case of
disaster victim evacuation, which is to provide early rescue action before escorted to
the hospital, then members BASARNAS should give BLS to victims of natural
disasters.
Objective: To know the knowledge level in members of the National Search and
Rescue Agency regarding basic life support in Palu.
Methods: This study used a descriptive research design. Sampling was conducted by
total sampling technique. Numbers of samples were 31 members of BASARNAS
Palu. The research instrument used was a questionnaire regarding level of knowledge,
which is classified based on the level of knowledge by Bloom's taxonomies
(remembering, understanding, application, analyzing).
Results: The results showed that 30 (96.8%) study subjects reached the knowledge
level of remembering; 29 people (93.5%) study subjects reached the knowledge level
of understanding; 31 (100%) study subjects reached the knowledge level of
application; and 8 (25.8%) study subjects reached the knowledge level of analyzing.
Conclusion: Most staff of the rescue operation reached a knowledge level ranging
from the level remembering, understanding and application. The highest percentage of
knowledge level in the staff of the rescue operation is the level application, and the
lowest percentage of knowledge level in SAR field operation staff is the level of
application.
Keywords: Basic Life Support, Knowledge Level, BASARNAS.