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ERIC Number: ED256324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jan-20
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Effectiveness of Interactive Video to Teach CPR Theory and Skills.
Lyness, Ann L.
This study investigated whether an interactive video system of instruction taught cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as effectively as traditional instruction. Using standards of the American Heart Association, the study was designed with two randomized groups to be taught either by live instruction or by interactive video. Subjects were 100 students, primarily between ages 18 and 20, the majority of whom were nursing students. Both groups were taught theory and skills of basic life support including the components listed as: single rescuer (heartsaver), two rescuer, obstructed airway, and infant rescuer. Following instruction and practice, separate CPR evaluators tested individuals from either group without knowing the type of instruction they had received. For both the written test and the performance of heartsaver skills on the first attempt, there was no signficant difference between traditional CPR instruction and instruction by interactive video. Additionally, the interactive video system was superior in teaching the obstructed airway in basic life support. Fourteen references are listed. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A