2022 Student Research Conference:
35th Annual Student Research Conference

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Skill Retention and Confidence Level in High School and College Coaches


Avigayil N. Levy♦
Dr. Brandy Schneider and Ms. Jana Arabas, Faculty Mentors

Introduction: Studies have shown that cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skill retention decreases after six months of certification in healthcare professionals. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine skill retention trends among coaches who are required to maintain CPR certification. Subjects: Subjects were high school and college level coaches, all over the age of 18 years. Methods: Subjects completed a confidence survey of their CPR skills then performed five rounds of CPR and AED application. Results: One hundred percent of the subjects rated themselves as confident or somewhat confident (67%) regarding their skill performance. One hundred percent of subjects had skill performance errors, including compression errors (M = 79.6), AED errors (M = 0.38), and overall performance errors (M = 0.84). Conclusion: Skill performance levels decreased over time yet confidence in CPR performance remained high.

Keywords: CPR, Coaches, Skill Performance, Errors, Certification

Topic(s):Athletic Training

Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

Session: 101-5
Location: SUB Alumni Room
Time: 9:30

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