Kids save lives: a six-year longitudinal study of schoolchildren learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation: Who should do the teaching and will the effects last?

Lukas R-P, Van Aken H, Moelhoff T, Weber T, Rammert M, Wild E, Bohn A (2016)
RESUSCITATION 101: 35-40.

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Aims: This prospective longitudinal study over 6 years compared schoolteachers and emergency physicians as resuscitation trainers for schoolchildren. It also investigated whether pupils who were trained annually for 3 years retain their resuscitation skills after the end of this study. Methods: A total of 261 pupils (fifth grade) at two German grammar schools received resuscitation training by trained teachers or by emergency physicians. The annual training events stopped after 3 years in one group and continued for 6 years in a second group. We measured knowledge about resuscitation (questionnaire), chest compression rate (min-1), chest compression depth (mm), ventilation rate (min-1), ventilation volume (mL), self-efficacy (questionnaire). Their performance was evaluated after 1, 3 and 6 years. Results: The training events increased the pupils' knowledge and practical skills. When trained by teachers, the pupils achieved better results for knowledge (92.86% +/- 8.38 vs. 90.10% +/- 8.63, P = 0.04) and ventilation rate (4.84/min +/- 4.05 vs. 3.76/min +/- 2.37, P = 0.04) than when they were trained by emergency physicians. There were no differences with regard to chest compression rate, depth, ventilation volume, or self-efficacy at the end of the study. Knowledge and skills after 6 years were equivalent in the group with 6 years training compared with 3 years training. Conclusions: Trained teachers can provide adequate resuscitation training in schools. Health-care professionals are not mandatory for CPR training (easier for schools to implement resuscitation training). The final evaluation after 6 years showed that resuscitation skills are retained even when training is interrupted for 3 years. (C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
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Lukas R-P, Van Aken H, Moelhoff T, et al. Kids save lives: a six-year longitudinal study of schoolchildren learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation: Who should do the teaching and will the effects last? RESUSCITATION. 2016;101:35-40.
Lukas, R. - P., Van Aken, H., Moelhoff, T., Weber, T., Rammert, M., Wild, E., & Bohn, A. (2016). Kids save lives: a six-year longitudinal study of schoolchildren learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation: Who should do the teaching and will the effects last? RESUSCITATION, 101, 35-40.
Lukas, R. - P., Van Aken, H., Moelhoff, T., Weber, T., Rammert, M., Wild, E., and Bohn, A. (2016). Kids save lives: a six-year longitudinal study of schoolchildren learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation: Who should do the teaching and will the effects last? RESUSCITATION 101, 35-40.
Lukas, R.-P., et al., 2016. Kids save lives: a six-year longitudinal study of schoolchildren learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation: Who should do the teaching and will the effects last? RESUSCITATION, 101, p 35-40.
R.-P. Lukas, et al., “Kids save lives: a six-year longitudinal study of schoolchildren learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation: Who should do the teaching and will the effects last?”, RESUSCITATION, vol. 101, 2016, pp. 35-40.
Lukas, R.-P., Van Aken, H., Moelhoff, T., Weber, T., Rammert, M., Wild, E., Bohn, A.: Kids save lives: a six-year longitudinal study of schoolchildren learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation: Who should do the teaching and will the effects last? RESUSCITATION. 101, 35-40 (2016).
Lukas, Roman-Patrik, Van Aken, Hugo, Moelhoff, Thomas, Weber, Thomas, Rammert, Monika, Wild, Elke, and Bohn, Andreas. “Kids save lives: a six-year longitudinal study of schoolchildren learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation: Who should do the teaching and will the effects last?”. RESUSCITATION 101 (2016): 35-40.
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