Competencies in basic life support after a course with or without rescue ventilation: historical cohort study
Background: Simplifying the international guidelines to improve skills after training and their retention over time has been one of the top priorities in recent years. The objective of our study was to compare the results of the practical skills learned during training in basic life support with and without pulmonary ventilation. Methods: This was a comparative study of historical cohorts consisting of undergraduate students in health sciences. In one cohort, rescue breathing was performed, and in the other, it was not. The same data collection instruments were used for both cohorts: a test type examination of knowledge, data from a smart mannequin and an instructor observation grid. The means of knowledge and practical skills scores collected by the mannequin were compared using independent sample t-tests. Results: 497 students were recruited without significant differences between the two cohorts. The mean scores for knowledge and skills determined by the instructor and the mannequin were statistically higher in the cohort that did not perform rescue breathing. Conclusion: Students who participated in basic life support training that did not include rescue breathing scored better than those who participated in training that included this skill. Training with only compressions simplifies the guidelines and increases learning and content retention.
61 - Medicina
616.1 - Patologia del sistema circulatori, dels vasos sanguinis. Trastorns cardiovasculars
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Suport vital bàsic
Entrenamiento de simulación
Soporte vital básico
Basic life support
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Castillo, Jordi; González-Marrón, Adrián; Llongueras, Anna [et al.]. Competencies in basic life support after a course with or without rescue ventilation: historical cohort study. Healthcare, 2022, 10(12), 2564. Disponible en: <https://www.mdpi.com/2227-9032/10/12/2564>. Fecha de acceso: 11 ene. 2023. DOI: 10.3390/healthcare10122564
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