J Korean Acad Soc Nurs Educ.  2017 Nov;23(4):441-451. 10.5977/jkasne.2017.23.4.441.

Retention Effect of Basic Life Support Education Program on Attitude, Knowledge, Skillfulness for Nursing Students

Affiliations
  • 1Doctoral student, College of Nursing, Gachon University, Korea.
  • 2Professor, College of Nursing, Gachon University, Korea. hscho@gachon.ac.kr
  • 3Professor, Emergency Medical Service Department, Daejeon University, Korea.
  • 4Head Nurse, Gil Hospital, Intensive Care Unit, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was done to identify the retention effects of a basic life support training program for nursing students on their attitude, knowledge, and skillfulness.
METHODS
A one-group repeated posttest design was employed for this study. The subjects included 44 junior nursing students from Gachon University in Incheon. Data were collected by a structured questionnaire test immediately after, 3 months after, 6 months after, and 9 months after the training respectively from May 2014 through March 2015.
RESULTS
The respective attitude, knowledge and skillfulness score on BLS of the nursing students had reduced significantly at 3 months after (p<.001), 6 months after (p<.001), and 9 months after (p<.001, p=.011 for Attitudes) the training compared to immediately after the training.
CONCLUSION
Re-training on basic life support for nursing students should be implemented within 3 months for retention of educational effects. Thus, it is recommended that basic life support training programs, including a curriculum for nursing students, is developed to support re-training. And it is expected that the improved skills of nursing students on basic life support would contribute to the successive first aid nursing for patients at risk of cardiac arrest.

Keyword

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation; Nursing; Education; Attitude; Knowledge

MeSH Terms

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Curriculum
Education*
First Aid
Heart Arrest
Humans
Incheon
Nursing*
Students, Nursing*
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