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Knowledge of resuscitation

Knowledge of resuscitation

Intensive and Critical Care Nursing 12(1): 33-39

This paper describes an exploration of nurses' levels of knowledge over 6 months following a resuscitation workshop. Two concurrent but separate studies were run in the acute specialties of cardiac services and intensive care. The tools used were three identical questionnaires distributed at 3-monthly intervals, using the United Kingdom and European Resuscitation Council's guidelines (BLS Working Part of the ERC 1992) as the standard. The results of the questionnaire were supported by a semi-structured interview and workshop evaluation. The results show that initially knowledge levels were poor but that an increase in knowledge was observed over the 6 months. The results prompt recommendations in the form of education, clinical practice and further research.

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PMID: 8696022

DOI: 10.1016/s0964-3397(96)81653-3

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