Evaluation of Nurses’ Perceptions on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Education

One of the most common causes of death worldwide is sudden cardiac arrest. Including Europe, United States and Canada, each year 350,000-700,000 people are affected. In US, approximately 350,000 people annually experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, with mortality 92% and according to American Heart Association, 88% of them occur at home. It is well known that expeditious application of cardiopulmonary resuscitation is of major importance. Every time-delay after that has been accused for survival rates fall, with decrease 8-10% for every minute to pass. As a matter of fact, these situations strongly create the need for trained layman rescuers and a coordinated community response.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

healtSince recently, traditional resuscitation training that is classroombased was the only way to gain basic resuscitation skills. As for running a traditional resuscitation training program, there are basic problems to be solved. Apart from the equipment and teacher’sinstructors’ physical appearance, there have to be basic domestic facilities and planning of classroom working hours


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