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Low-dose, high-frequency CPR training with feedback for firefighters
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Nursing Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1641-6321
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden.
Prehospen – Centre for Prehospital Research, University of Borås, Borås, Sweden.
2018 (English)In: International Journal of Emergency Services, ISSN 2047-0894, E-ISSN 2047-0908Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effects of the intervention of low-dose, high-frequency cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training with feedback for firefighters for one month.

Design/methodology/approach

The study had a quantitative approach. Data were collected through an intervention by means of simulation. The data collection consisted of a pre- and post-assessment of 38 firefighter’s CPR performance.

Findings

There was a statistically significant improvement from pre- to post-assessment regarding participants’ compression rates. Compression depth increased statistically significantly to average 2 mm too deep in the group. Recoil decreased in the group with an average of 1 mm for the better. There was a statistically significant improvement in participants’ ventilation volume from pre- to post-assessment.

Originality/value

Prehospital staff such as firefighters, police, and ambulance perform CPR under less than optimal circumstances. It is therefore of the utmost importance that these professionals are trained in the best possible way. The result of this study shows that low-dose, high-frequency CPR training with an average of six training sessions per month improves ventilation volume, compression depth, rate, and recoil. This study concludes that objective feedback during training enhances the firefighters’ CPR skills which in turn also could be applied to police and ambulance CPR training.

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2018.
Keywords [en]
CPR, Emergency medical technicians, Firefighter, Objective feedback, Low-dose, High frequency
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-39781DOI: 10.1108/IJES-01-2018-0001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85047663183OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-39781DiVA, id: diva2:1213308
Available from: 2018-06-04 Created: 2018-06-04 Last updated: 2018-07-06

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