Child Health Nurs Res.  2014 Oct;20(4):304-313. 10.4094/chnr.2014.20.4.304.

Nursery Teachers' Knowledge, Attitude and Performance Ability in CardioPulmonary Resuscitation

Affiliations
  • 1Graduate Student, College of Nursing, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea.
  • 2College of Nursing, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea. iskwon@gnu.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was done to identify the level of knowledge, attitude and performance ability in CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and provided data for the development of an education program to improve CPR performance ability of nursery teachers.
METHODS
The participants were 220 nursery teachers working in daycare centers in A city located in G province. Data were collected during July, 2013.
RESULTS
The mean scores were 45.88 of 100 for knowledge, 3.69 of 5 for attitude, 2.65 of 5 for performance ability. There were significant differences in knowledge and performance ability according to education experience. There were positive correlations between knowledge and performance ability, and between attitude and performance ability. Factors affecting CPR performance ability were knowledge (beta=.133), attitude (beta=.327), and education in CPR (beta=.343). These factors explained 29.4% of the variance in CPR performance ability.
CONCLUSION
Results indicate that nursery teachers' knowledge, attitude and CPR performance ability were not sufficient enough to perform accurate CPR in an emergency. Therefore, to improve performance ability of nursery teachers to carry out CPR in a cardiac arrest emergency of a child, educational strategies that focus on increasing knowledge and attitude need to be developed.

Keyword

Nursery; Cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR); Knowledge; Attitude; Performance ability

MeSH Terms

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation*
Child
Education
Emergencies
Heart Arrest
Humans
Nurseries*
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