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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation knowledge among nursing students: a questionnaire study [Anatol J Cardiol]
Anatol J Cardiol. 2017; 17(2): 140-145 | DOI: 10.14744/AnatolJCardiol.2016.7156  

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation knowledge among nursing students: a questionnaire study

Mutlu Vural, Mustafa Feridun Koşar, Orhan Kerimoğlu, Fatih Kızkapan, Serdar Kahyaoğlu, Sevil Tuğrul, Hasan Burak İşleyen
Department of Cardiology, Bağcılar Teaching and Research Hospital; Istanbul-Turkey

Objective: Nurses are usually first witnesses to in-hospital sudden cardiac arrests. Training of nurses has an impact on the efficiency and outcome of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and thus, assessment of CPR knowledge among undergraduate nurses is very important to improve training program.
Methods: The questionnaire comprised of three parts about CPR knowledge: the first dealing with general questions to understand the impor- tance of CPR in clinical practice; the second comprising the main goal and accuracy of CPR intervention; and the last consisting of questions targeting the indications, methods, and effectiveness of CPR. Descriptive statistics and multiple response analyses were done by IBM SPSS version 20.
Results: The students had good knowledge about the importance of CPR in clinical practice and stood average in knowing its indications and effectiveness. The mean score was 64.62±17.84 out of 100 points. While only 11% of them were completely aware about the universal compres- sion ventilation ratio, 16.2% were aware of the current compression depth. In addition, 21.8% of participants have only indicated the order of CPR being compression, airway, and breathing.
Conclusion: Knowledge of CPR is good among the nursing students. However, skills of CPR have to be improved by current training programs at regular intervals. Their knowledge and practical approach have to be updated with the current guidelines in CPR. (Anatol J Cardiol 2017; 17: 140-5)

Keywords: sudden cardiac arrest, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, future nurses, training programs


Mutlu Vural, Mustafa Feridun Koşar, Orhan Kerimoğlu, Fatih Kızkapan, Serdar Kahyaoğlu, Sevil Tuğrul, Hasan Burak İşleyen. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation knowledge among nursing students: a questionnaire study. Anatol J Cardiol. 2017; 17(2): 140-145

Corresponding Author: Mutlu Vural, Türkiye


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