IMPACT OF CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION / DEFIBRILLATION PROGRAM ON NURSING STUDENTS' KNOWLEDGE AND PERFORMANCE
Manal Hamed Mahmoud1; Rasha Elsayed Ahmed2
1Medical Surgical Nursing in Faculty of Nursing, Benha University, Benha
2Medical Surgical Nursing in Faculty of Nursing, Tanta University, Tanta
Background: Training in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillation (AED) remain important for nursing students, as the nurses should become active members of the health team during CPR and AED by increasing their knowledge and improving their skills. Aim: This study aimed to investigate the impact of Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation / Defibrillation program on knowledge and performance of nursing students at College of Nursing, Najran University. Material and methods: The study sample consisted of nursing students from level 5 (group1) who had no previous experience in CPR and AED and level 6 (group 2) who had a previous experience in CPR only. Data of the present study collected through utilizing 2 tools; tool (1) involved knowledge test questionnaire and tool (2) included performance checklist. Results: Results revealed significant statistical difference between group (1) and group (2) in their pre-program CPR performance. There was advancement in knowledge and performance of both groups regarding CPR&AED post implementation of the program and the retention of knowledge after four months from the program still high but there were no significant statistical differences between them regarding their knowledge and performance post program as well as 4 months later. Conclusion: The CPR/AED program succeeded to improve knowledge and performance of both groups.