In this article, we present a study published on April 24, 2007 in association with:
- RMC Research Corporation;
- The Medical College of Wisconsin;
- The University of Washington;
- The University of Chicago Hospitals.
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2 months post-training
|Traditional classes||Self-training classes|
Students who took a self-learning course were able to perform better during their final exam. Let’s not forget that the students who took the “self-learning” training had only had a video of just 22 minutes prior to the tests.
The current 4-hour CPR course is a barrier to more widespread CPR training and older adults, in particular, are underrepresented in traditional classes. Training with a “self-instruction” program has shown that this type of training can produce short-term skills performance at least as good as those observed with “traditional” training.
This study was conducted on two hundred and eighty-five (285) adults aged 40 to 70 years who had never attended or had not received CPR training in the last 5 years. Candidates were randomly assigned to a control group without training. The two groups were divided into one or other of the following formulas:
- The “traditional” type of training with the help of a teacher, in class and lasting 4 hours;
- “Self-learning” type training via one of the three versions of a brief self-instruction video of 22 minutes.
At Time 1 and Time 2, the examiners rated the self-trained subjects better than the traditionally trained subjects, with the exception of dialing 911.
The dummy’s data revealed that the performance of the self-trained subjects was better than that of the subjects trained traditionally at all times.
Self-trained subjects showed better performance for ventilation volume, hand placement and compression depth at Time 1 and Time 2.
Performance by controls has been evaluated only once. Subjects with “traditional” cardio-rescue training and “self-trained” subjects generally showed similar rates of decline.
Two hundred and eighty-five (285) adults aged 40 to 70 years who participated in this study experienced a reduction in the performance of their CPR skills after a 2-month post-training interval. This decline is essentially the same as that observed in subjects who followed either of these two types of training (traditional or self-learning).
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