Webinar Training of Congenital Heart Disease Followed by Echocardiography Screening in Jember

Taufiq Hidayat, Mahrus Abdur Rahman, I Ketut Alit Utamayasa, Teddy Ontoseno, Henry Wicaksono


Introduction:Congenital heart disease (CHD) affects approximately 0.8% to 1.2% with incidence rate of mortality was 81 cases per 100,000 live births. Generally, CHD is a structural abnormality of the heart and (or) great vessels that is present at birth. Limited knowledge among health workers for the etiologist, risk factors, and the high heterogeneity in CHD constitutes the major obstacles for prevention and early screening. The educational activities aim to increase the medical personnel's knowledge to conduct early detection and management of CHD in Jember. Method:These activities consisted of training followed by echocardiography screening. The training was implemented through webinar with health workers participants in Jember. The topics contained how to detect, diagnosis and therapy, and cases simulation of CHD. Pre and Post-test were used to evaluate knowledge level. The visitation of echocardiographic screening by Pediatric cardiologist was held a week later in Jember. Results:There were 208 participants during the webinar training. The mean score of pre-test was 10.09/15 with only 7 participants who got the perfect score. At the end of the webinar, the mean score of post-test was 14.34/15 with 127 participants who finally got the perfect score.Total 28 children were screened by echocardiography examination. There were 14 children diagnosed with acyanotic CHD, 10 children with cyanotic CHD, and 4 children were normal. Conclusion:Webinar training can improve the knowledge among health workers about early detection of CHD and there were 86% children diagnosed with CHD among screening participants in Jember. 

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