Reluctance of internists and medical nurses to perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Physicians and nurses constitute a major part of citizen cardiopulmonary resuscitation responders and serve as educators and resource personnel concerning cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
We decided to determine if fear of infectious disease has dampened physician and nurse response to perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation (MMR).
Four hundred thirty-three internists and one hundred fifty-two medical nurses responded to presentations of mock cardiac arrest scenarios.
Forty-five percent of the physicians and 80% of the nurses would refuse to do MMR on a stranger.
Between 18% and 25% of nurses and attending internists would not do MMR on a child.
Mots-clés Pascal : Réanimation, Réanimation respiratoire, Homme, Bouche à bouche
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Resuscitation, Respiratory intensive care, Human, Mouth to mouth rescucitation
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0057247
Code Inist : 002B27B02. Création : 199406.