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Assessment of the Effects of Education in Clinical Skills Center on cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Knowledge of Physicians and Nurses Working in Educational Therapeutic Centers of Guilan University of Medical Sciences in 2004
H Khoshrang *, A Heidarzadeh, A Asadi
Anesthesia Dept., Guilan University of Medical Sciences , khoshrang @ gums.ac. ir
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  Introduction : Complete knowledge and skills about cardiopulmonary resuscitation are necessary for all medical staff because with increasing number of trained personnel in the field of CPR, survival rate and the number of individuals that will enjoy a better quality of life in the community after being saved from cardiopulmonary arrest, will be increased. This research aims to evaluate the effects of education in clinical skills center on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) knowledge of physicians and nurses working in Educational Therapeutic Centers of Guilan University in year 2004.

  Methods: The present research is a before-after interventional study of 230 people (115 general physicians and 115 nurses) working in educational therapeutic centers of Guilan university of medical sciences (GUMS) and in clinical skills centers. Knowledge of individuals was evaluated by a questionnaire containing 20 questions about basic CPR (for nurses and physicians) and 10 questions about advanced CPR (only for physician group).Then by organizing a theoretical course for these groups about basic and advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation and using slides and video-projector, important issues about this material were taught .By using standard manikins practically basic and advanced CPR were taught. At the end of the course, knowledge of participants in the workshop was re-evaluated .The collected data was entered in the computer and the data were evaluated by SPSS software, ANOVA and T-paired test (p<0. 05 was considered significant.)

  Results : Mean score of nurses' knowledge about basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation before the intervention was 35% and after intervention reached to 62% (P=0/0001). Mean score of physicians' knowledge about basic CPR before intervention was 48% and after intervention changed to 63% (P=0/0001). Mean score of physicians' knowledge about advanced CPR before the intervention was 26% and after the intervention increased to 42% (P=0/0001).

  Conclusion: Considering the findings of this study the two mentioned groups' knowledge about CPR has been considerably increased after education .This point supports the necessity for arranging more and more educational CPR classes with higher quality.

Keywords: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Education, Knowledge
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Khoshrang H, Heidarzadeh A, Asadi A. Assessment of the Effects of Education in Clinical Skills Center on cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Knowledge of Physicians and Nurses Working in Educational Therapeutic Centers of Guilan University of Medical Sciences in 2004 . rme. 2007;
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