A peer-training model for instruction of basic cardiac life support.
This study evaluates a peer-training model for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instruction for laypersons.
Forty-one Norwegian factory employees were trained in CPR and given instructor training.
These first trainees then trained 311 co-workers.
These employees then trained 873 family members and associates at home.
The reference group consists of employees in a Massachusetts commercial hotel trained in seven American Red Cross (ARC) : Adult CPR classes.
The Norwegian home trainees learned CPR using a cardboard training manikin and were trained by Norwegian factory employees who had learned CPR from co-workers.
Trainees were evaluated using skill sheets and a Laerdal Skillmeter manikin.
The performance of the Norwegians trained at home by peers did not differ from that of the ARC ; Adult CPR trainees in six skills of the initial sequence of CPR.
The home trainees outperformed the ARC : Adult CPR trainees in the proportion of compressions delivered correctly (P=0.032) and ventilations delivered correctly (P=0.015).
Peer training may provide CPR instruction comparable to training in CPR classes at lower cost and with potential to reach new population segments.
Mots-clés Pascal : Réanimation cardiocirculatoire, Enseignement, Méthodologie, Homme, Norvège, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Intensive cardiocirculatory care, Teaching, Methodology, Human, Norway, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0324560
Code Inist : 002B27B15. Création : 01/03/1996.