A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training Program on the Life-saving Knowledge and Skills of High School Students Regarding CPR in a Selected School of Haldwani, Uttarakhand

Volume: 10 | Issue: 01 | Year 2024 | Open Access
International Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Received Date: 02/06/2024
Acceptance Date: 04/04/2024
Published On: 2024-04-12
First Page: 1
Last Page: 9

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By: Vinod Bhatt, Ratna Prakash, and Shashi Tripathi


Background: Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 30% of all annual deaths, translating to an estimated 17.3 million deaths each year that might rise to 23.3 million by 2030. Every young individual without a medical background should undergo cardiopulmonary resuscitation awareness training to be equipped for life-saving situations in the absence of medical professionals. This study seeks to assess the impact of a cardiopulmonary resuscitation training initiative on the life-saving knowledge and skills of high school students. Materials and methods: The current research employed a quantitative research approach utilizing a pre-experimental design, specifically the one-group pre–post-test model. Total enumerative sampling was employed to select the samples. Data from 50 high school students were collected through a self-structured knowledge questionnaire and an observational checklist. The researcher utilized baseline data, a self-structured questionnaire, and an observational checklist to evaluate the knowledge and skills related to cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Result: The study finding shows that the pretest knowledge “mean” was 12.88 and the posttest knowledge “mean” was 20.76; here, the standard deviation of the pretest knowledge score was ±3.88 and the posttest standard deviation was ±5.40. Where t = 10.30 (>2) and p = 0.001 (<2). Whereas the pretest skill “mean” was 1.48 and the posttest skill “mean” was 21.34, here the standard deviation of the pretest skill score was ±1.51, and the posttest standard deviation was ±3.55. Where t = 35.47 (>2) and p = 0.001 (<2). Conclusion: The study concluded that the overall cardiopulmonary resuscitation knowledge among students was insufficient. The findings indicate a pressing requirement for enhancements in cardiopulmonary resuscitation education and training for students, aiming to mitigate the mortality rate associated with cardiac arrests within the community.

Keywords: Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), medical professionals, cardiac arrests, CPR training, life-saving knowledge



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