The Impact of CPR Booster training Among Undergraduate Nursing Students

Aim: This study compared CPR competency and confidence levels among undergraduate nursing students that received additional booster training in CPR to those who receive traditional CPR certification process.

The Impact of CPR Booster training Among Undergraduate Nursing Students

Adrian Shellard

To increase the likelihood of survival from cardiac arrest, nurses who are positioned to be first responders must be confident and proficient at initiating CPR and defibrillation.

Several studies have examined the issue of knowledge retention of CPR skills following training. Research suggests nursing students who do well on CPR evaluations immediately following training lose their skills when re-evaluated in as few as three months.

Many of these students will be employed in settings where they would be expected to respond to cardiac arrests.

Status

Completed

Outputs: International presentation; manuscript in progress

Principal investigator

Dr. Sandra Goldsworthy

UCalgary research team: J. David Patterson, Jonas Vaskas

Collaborators

Twyla Ens

Grant support

Research professorship, UCalgary Nursing