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Brenta Georgia, Rompolas Periklis, Smaili Helen-Zwi

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

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Pages: 61-76

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3345550


Introduction: Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is a combination of an algorithm to maintain life in cases of cardiac arrest inside and outside of the health service. The sooner it is applied on a victim of cardiac arrest, the more likely it is to survive to survive, with the fewest possible brain and neurological problems. Purpose: of the present study was to explore knowledge of nursing staff working regarding basic life support. Method and material: The sample con-sisted of 130 nurses from various nursing institutions in the country. The data collection was performed by the com-pletion of a specially designed questionnaire based on the international literature and the guidelines of the European Revitalization Council of 2016. Results: The research bshowed that the level of knowledge was not particularly satis-fying as in the B-CPAR algorithm, 46.9% of participants scored 4.5, with 4 being the median. Only 46.2% of participants hold certification in B-KARPA, of whom 57.6% had received training from an organized body of the European Resusci-tation Council. Conclusions: The results of the study demonstrate the need for education and the systematic lifelong training of nursing staff with certified Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation programs to act immediately and effectively in cases requiring special treatment, such as cardiac arrest victims.

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