Skill acquisition by health care workers in the Resuscitation Council (UK) 2005 guidelines for adult basic life support

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/99693
Title:
Skill acquisition by health care workers in the Resuscitation Council (UK) 2005 guidelines for adult basic life support
Authors:
Mellor, R. (Ric); Woollard, M. (Malcolm)
Affiliation:
The James Cook University Hospital. Pre-hospital Care Research Unit; University of Teesside.
Citation:
Mellor, R. and Woollard, M. (2010) 'Skill acquisition by health care workers in the Resuscitation Council (UK) 2005 guidelines for adult basic life support', International Emergency Nursing, 18 (2), pp.61-66.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
International Emergency Nursing
Issue Date:
Apr-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/99693
DOI:
10.1016/j.ienj.2009.08.003
Abstract:
This prospective study compared pre- and post-class performance in basic life support (BLS) on a recording manikin in a convenience sample of 34 health care workers undertaking a two-hour class provided by a hospital resuscitation department teaching the 2005 Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines. On completion of training there were significant improvements in the proportion of subjects correctly performing a safe approach (14/34 vs. 25/33, 95%CI +11 to +55%, p = 0.004), checking for response (17/34 vs. 24/32, 95%CI +1 to +46%, p = 0.029), shouting for help (18/34 vs. 28/32, 95%CI +13 to +54%, p = 0.002), opening the airway (6/34 vs. 26/32, 95%CI +42 to +79%, p < 0.001), checking for breathing (9/34 vs. 27/32, 95%CI +35 to +74%, p < 0.001), calling a cardiac arrest team (1/34 vs. 24/32, 95%CI +53 to +85%, p < 0.001), and providing the correct compression to breath ratio (11/34 vs. 20/34, +3 to +48%, p = 0.033). The median number of correct chest compressions increased from 3 to 41 (p < 0.001) with improvements in adequate depth (median depth 36 vs. 40 mm, p = 0.006), although the compression rate was too fast before training and increased afterwards (median 123 vs. 147, p < 0.001). Ventilation performance could not be measured accurately as the manikin was calibrated incorrectly by the manufacturers.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
basic cardiac life support; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; education; heart massage
ISSN:
1755-599X
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 24/05/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 24/05/2010]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMellor, R. (Ric)en
dc.contributor.authorWoollard, M. (Malcolm)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-24T08:16:03Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-24T08:16:03Z-
dc.date.issued2010-04-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Emergency Nursing; 18(2):61-66en
dc.identifier.issn1755-599X-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ienj.2009.08.003-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/99693-
dc.description.abstractThis prospective study compared pre- and post-class performance in basic life support (BLS) on a recording manikin in a convenience sample of 34 health care workers undertaking a two-hour class provided by a hospital resuscitation department teaching the 2005 Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines. On completion of training there were significant improvements in the proportion of subjects correctly performing a safe approach (14/34 vs. 25/33, 95%CI +11 to +55%, p = 0.004), checking for response (17/34 vs. 24/32, 95%CI +1 to +46%, p = 0.029), shouting for help (18/34 vs. 28/32, 95%CI +13 to +54%, p = 0.002), opening the airway (6/34 vs. 26/32, 95%CI +42 to +79%, p < 0.001), checking for breathing (9/34 vs. 27/32, 95%CI +35 to +74%, p < 0.001), calling a cardiac arrest team (1/34 vs. 24/32, 95%CI +53 to +85%, p < 0.001), and providing the correct compression to breath ratio (11/34 vs. 20/34, +3 to +48%, p = 0.033). The median number of correct chest compressions increased from 3 to 41 (p < 0.001) with improvements in adequate depth (median depth 36 vs. 40 mm, p = 0.006), although the compression rate was too fast before training and increased afterwards (median 123 vs. 147, p < 0.001). Ventilation performance could not be measured accurately as the manikin was calibrated incorrectly by the manufacturers.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 24/05/2010]en
dc.subjectbasic cardiac life supporten
dc.subjectcardiopulmonary resuscitationen
dc.subjecteducationen
dc.subjectheart massageen
dc.titleSkill acquisition by health care workers in the Resuscitation Council (UK) 2005 guidelines for adult basic life supporten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentThe James Cook University Hospital. Pre-hospital Care Research Unit; University of Teesside.en
dc.identifier.journalInternational Emergency Nursingen
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 24/05/2010]en
or.citation.harvardMellor, R. and Woollard, M. (2010) 'Skill acquisition by health care workers in the Resuscitation Council (UK) 2005 guidelines for adult basic life support', International Emergency Nursing, 18 (2), pp.61-66.-
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