Teaching schoolchildren cardiopulmonary resuscitation

C Lester, Peter Duncan Donnelly, C Weston, M Morgan

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Abstract

Forty-one children aged 11-12 years received tuition in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and subsequently completed questionnaires to assess their theoretical knowledge and attitudes regarding their likelihood of performing CPR. Although most children scored well on theoretical knowledge, this did not correlate with an assessment of practical ability using training manikins, in particular only one child correctly called for help after the casualty was found to be unresponsive, and none telephoned for an ambulance before starting resuscitation. These omissions have important implications for the teaching of CPR and the resulting effectiveness of community CPR programmes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-38
Number of pages6
JournalResuscitation
Volume31
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1996

Keywords

  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • schools
  • education
  • training
  • CARDIAC-ARREST
  • BYSTANDER CPR
  • RETENTION
  • KNOWLEDGE
  • SKILLS

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