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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation training revisited.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1404190     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills of 50 junior hospital doctors (22 house officers and 28 senior house officers) were assessed. Theoretical knowledge was measured by a multiple choice questionnaire and practical ability with the Laerdal Skillmeter Resusci Anne. Only 40% of the study group passed both tests. Those doctors who had previously received regular CPR training performed better in the practical test (P<0.05) than those who had not. Theoretical knowledge was unrelated to previous CPR training. It is recommended that junior hospital doctors should undergo regular CPR training every 6 months, in order to maintain their practical CPR skills.
A P Goodwin
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0141-0768     ISO Abbreviation:  J R Soc Med     Publication Date:  1992 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-11-02     Completed Date:  1992-11-02     Revised Date:  2010-09-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802879     Medline TA:  J R Soc Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  452-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation*
Clinical Competence
Education, Medical, Continuing*
Educational Measurement
Medical Staff, Hospital / education*

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