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ERIC Number: EJ949904
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8969
Performance Outcomes of an Online First Aid and CPR Course for Laypersons
Cason, Carolyn L.; Stiller, Janeth
Health Education Journal, v70 n4 p458-467 Dec 2011
Objective: The study evaluated the effectiveness of an online first aid course by comparing it with the traditional instructor-led course. An effective online course increases course accessibility and mitigates the major deterrent to widespread layperson training. Design: A comparison group design evaluated performances among 25 laypersons self-selecting the traditional course and 46 self-selecting the online course. Setting: Online participants completed the course in a location and at a time convenient to them. Traditional participants completed the course at testing sites. All attended a testing site for skills testing. Method: Eight instructors participated in traditional course delivery, skills review and practice, and skills testing. They assessed participants' performance using standard checklists. Resuscitation mannequins captured objective performance data. Results: Instructors assessed all participants as passing all skills tests. None passed using the objective data but online course participants outperformed traditional course participants. Conclusions: The online course is effective. Its accessibility permits broader dissemination and use. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A