J Korean Soc Emerg Med.  2013 Feb;24(1):101-108.

Analysis of an Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Provider Course in Korea

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Emergency Medicine, Hallym University Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Seoul, Korea. amicoys@chollian.net
  • 2Department of Emergency Medicine, Gachon University Gil Hospital, Incheon, Korea.
  • 3Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea.
  • 4Department of Emergency Medicine, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Anyang, Korea.
  • 5Department of Emergency Medicine, Hallym University Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to provide direction to improvement of advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) training in Korea.
METHODS
We conducted a retrospective analysis of the questionnaire written by 55 instructors of the 31 institutions registered in the Korean Association of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (KACPR) from 2009 and 2010. The contents of the questionnaire consisted of an evaluation of the ACLS curriculum, modification of the ACLS curriculum, problems of ACLS training, and other open-ended answers.
RESULTS
In this questionnaire, the result for assessment of the lecture on acute coronary syndrome was intermediate, that answer was given by the majority, 40.0%. The result for assessment of the lecture on stroke was intermediate, that answer was given by the majority, 40.0%. In addition, the result for the necessity of the lecture on acute coronary syndrome was intermediate, 25.5%, which was the most common response. The result for the necessity of the lecture on stroke was intermediate, 27.3%, which was the most common response. In the ACLS curriculum, 14.5% of respondents responded that simulation curriculum should be strengthened; 20.0% of participants responded that training on equipment and medical technique should be enhanced.
CONCLUSION
Lecture without practice should be avoided and simulation-oriented education should be strengthened in the ACLS course.

Keyword

Advanced Cardiac Life Support; Education; Simulation

MeSH Terms

Acute Coronary Syndrome
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Curriculum
Surveys and Questionnaires
Korea
Retrospective Studies
Stroke
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