2019 Student Research Conference:
32nd Annual Student Research Conference

Retention of Life Saving Skills in Health Care Professionals and Students

Natalie J. Moore♦*, Ashley M. Garlock♦, Kate A. Steiger♦, and Alexandra B. Arabas
Dr. Brandy Schneider, Prof. Jana Arabas, and Ms. Lisa Archer (A.T. Still University), Faculty Mentors

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify any differences in number of performance errors and confidence level of health care students and professionals. Subjects: The subjects in this study were fifteen physicians (eight licensed and seven non-licensed) and one athletic training student. Methods: Participants completed an originally designed survey. Each participant performed a 2 minute CPR cycle on a Prestan Feedback manikin. Skill and performance errors were recorded and analyzed.  Results: One hundred percent of participant reported high confidence in their abilities to perform CPR. Professionals demonstrated more performance errors compared to students (t=.02). Non-instructors performed more errors than instructors (t=.02). Participants who had greater than six months certification demonstrated more performance errors (t=.02). Conclusion: Individuals who practice the skill on a regular basis appear to perform the skill with more accuracy.


Keywords: CPR, Health Care

Topic(s):Athletic Training
Health Science
Exercise Science

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 101-5
Location: BH 102
Time: 9:30

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♦ Indicates Truman Graduate Student
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