Survey of the awareness level of nurses about last guidelines 2010 of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in educational hospitals
Journal of Critical Care Nursing : May 24, 2006, 5 (2); e7052
April 30, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
August 24, 2016
March 20, 2012
R , Naderipour
A , Sabour
A , Godarzi
A , et al. Survey of the awareness level of nurses about last guidelines 2010 of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in educational hospitals,
Crit Care Nurs J.
Aims: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is the most important skill of
clinical staff and it is necessary for them to be aware of its last changes. This
study had been done to determine the awareness level of nurses of the last
2010 CPR guidelines.
Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted with 321
samples, which had been chosen with sample randomly method in
Kermanshah’s hospitals in 2011. The tools for collecting data were a researcher
made questionnaire with face and content and reliability of (r=%74). Data was
analyzed by STATA-11 software and ANOVA, Tukay,Tamhane and Bonferoni
Results: Level of awareness was classified to: %20.2 excellent, %65.4 good,
%14 moderate and %3 weak. There was no significant statistical correlation
between level of awareness and age, work experience and graduate degree, but
level of awareness was higher in nurses that had experience of passing CPR
training, doing or observing it (p<0.001). The most score of awareness was
related to external cardiac massage.
Conclusion: It is suggested that to teach CPR according to guidelines of 2010
in nurses postgraduate training and to have more emphasis on electroshock
therapy and Automatic External Defibrillation (AED), Laryngeal Mask Airway
(LMA) and combitube intubations, reasons of termination and undoing of CPR
interaoseus injection and induced hypothermia.
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