Investigation and assessment of nurses knowledge attitudes and behavior towards basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (BCRP)

S. Kiourtzidou, E. A. Mehili, K. Gougoumati, H. Plessa, Marianna Diomidous

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Abstract

Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in Europe Bystanders' early Cardio- Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) may double or tripping survival rates of cardiac arrest victims. The purpose of this study is to assess the knowledge of nurses on Basic CPR according to the European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2010 as well as to investigate their attitude in starting or not resuscitation and finally to represent the most frequent reasons that deter them from engaging in. This study involved 50 nurses working at the University and General Hospitality of Alexandroupolis using the method of completing questionnaires. Specifically 44% came from the Pathological department, 30% from the Unit of Artificial Kidney and 26% from the Cardio surgical department. Regarding their education level, 76% were technical education, 22% were secondary education and a small percentage (2%) of university education. About 62% of the sample had attended a CPR seminar while only about for the 8% of them a half to one year has intervened since the last seminar. The majority of the sample was willing to start CRP in a known victim (72%) or in an unknown victim (74%) in contrast to the others. The results suggest the need for continuing education and retraining programs for nurses in Basic CPR in both theoretical and practical basis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-92
Number of pages6
JournalEpitheorese Klinikes Farmakologias kai Farmakokinetikes
Volume31
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Attitude
  • Basic and advanced life support
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation CRP
  • Causes
  • Nursing staff

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