In-hospital Cardiac Arrest Clinical Trial
Poor Theoretical Knowledge and Self-assessed Ability of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Among In-hospital Healthcare Professionals: a Cross Sectional Study With Questionnaires.
Theoretical knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is the foundation of being able
to perform CPR in a cardiac arrest situation. The knowledge and skills received in training
is easily lost and after one year the level is equal to pretraining. International studies
regarding knowledge of CPR among healthcare professionals, mostly nurses, show poor results.
The knowledge of CPR among Swedish healthcare professionals is poorly studied.
The aim of this study was to describe the theoretical knowledge of CPR and self-assessed abilities of performing CPR among healthcare professionals working in four hospitals in Sweden.
A questionnaire will be handed out containing a knowledge test of nine questions at a basic level. The questionnaire also contains Likert-scales that measures four self-assessed CPR abilities of the respondents (the ability to take leadership, give compressions, to ventilate and to defibrillate). ;
|Source||Dalarna County Council, Sweden|
|Start date||December 1, 2013|
|Completion date||April 30, 2018|
|Active, not recruiting||