An integrative review: Instructional strategies to improve nurses' retention of cardiopulmonary resuscitation priorities

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Abstract

Recognizing and responding to a cardiac arrest in the hospital setting is a high stress, high anxiety event for all healthcare providers. It requires the performance of several basic, but extremely important cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills and response priorities. If not executed correctly and in a timely manner, a bad outcome may result. Poor retention of cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills and priorities is well documented in the literature. An integrative review of the evidence was conducted to answer the question, "Is there a more effective training method to improve nurses' retention of CPR priorities during an in hospital cardiac arrest as compared to traditional American Heart Association training? "This review evaluated high fidelity and low fidelity simulation training, online or computer-based training and video instruction as potential teaching strategies focusing on CPR priorities. The role of deliberate practice is discussed. The strongest evidence suggests that a teaching plan employing brief, frequent, repetitive or deliberate practice used in collaboration with low fidelity or high fidelity simulation may be a potential strategy to improve nurses' retention of CPR priorities over time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalInternational journal of nursing education scholarship
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015

Keywords

  • CPR priorities
  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation training
  • deliberate practice
  • simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education

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