specialty journal of medical research and health science
Investigating the Effect of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training on the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Awareness Level of Nursing Students in Islamic Azad University, Tehran Medical Branch
Hesam Aldin Varpaei, Mohammad Mahdi Miremami, Chiako Negahdarpanirani, Nushin Yazdi, Samaneh Parchehbafieh
Introduction: Training has an integral role in the execution of cardiopulmonary resuscitation principles. Not only does it assure nurses in the acquisition of cardiopulmonary knowledge, but also is effective in the settlement of what is learned. This study aimed to determine the effect of cardiopulmonary resuscitation training on nursing students in Islamic Azad University, Tehran Medical Branch using a lecturing method and with the aid of question and answer. Methodology: This study was a quasi-experimental type of research in which 79 nursing students were trained by the conventional lecturing method with the aid of slides, and question and answer. The test for investigating their knowledge level was presented before and after the training. A researcher-made questionnaire comprising 16 items was employed for the pre- and posttest. To analyze the data, the SPSS, version 23, software was utilized and the value of P was considered significant at p<0.05. Results: The students’ performance in the pre-and posttest was 18.46±6.20 and 23.25±4.94, respectively. The comparison of means before and after the training revealed a significant difference. Thus, using this method was effective in the promotion of the students’ knowledge level.
Discussion: Concerning the present deficits and financial problems, it seems that the lecturing method with the use of question and answer is ever influential in learning as well as promoting the cognitive domains of nursing students. Conclusion: Contrary to the presence of modern methods in student training, it seems that the conventional lecturing method is continuously effective in Iran, and, particularly, in regions where it is impossible to use modern training methods.