Knowledge of nursing staff about principles of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in selected hospitals of ‎Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, 2009

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Soraya Mahdavi 1 , * , Jahangir Rezaie 1 , Bahareh Dehghani 2 , Behzad Teimouri 3 , Farah Seifi 4 , Alireza Abdi 1

1 Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Imam Ali hospital, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

3 Department of Operating Room, School of Paramedicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah‎, Iran

4 Department of Anesthesia, School of Paramedicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

How to Cite: Mahdavi S , Rezaie J , Dehghani B , Teimouri B , Seifi F , et al. Knowledge of nursing staff about principles of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in selected hospitals of ‎Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, 2009 , J Clin Res Paramed Sci. 2013 ; 1(4):e82317.

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Journal of Clinical Research in Paramedical Sciences: 1 (4); e82317
Published Online: February 21, 2013
Article Type: Review Article
Received: July 10, 2012
Accepted: November 20, 2012

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Abstract

Background: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a critical emergency measure that nursing personnel are encountered and nursingstaff are one of the key persons in bedside of patients with cardiopulmonary arrest. Therefore,The present study was carried out to determine level of knowledge of nursing staff to select hospitals of Kermanshah, 2009.

 Materials & Methods:This study was a descriptive –analytical & cross sectional study performed with convenience sampling was used to (188) nursing staff working in selected educational hospitals of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences.For assess to CPR knowledge of nursing staff , a researchermade questionnaire consists of 20 questions about Basic Life Support (BLS) &Advanced Life Support (ACLS) was used. The data were analyzed using SPSS11.5 software.
Results: Findings of the study showed that 52.1%of the personnel had the level of moderate 
knowledge of performing CPR. There was a statistically relationship between knowledge scores of nursing staff regarding CPR and some variables age,hospital words,academic field. 
Conclusion: The results of the study showed, the nursing personnel have insufficient knowledge of CPR and it does not improve Significantly during all groups and the field of total. Therefore, it is necessary we must pay more attention to education service and CPR courses of nursing staff.
 

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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation knowledge nursing staff

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