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The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education 2010;16(2):222-228.
Published online December 31, 2010.
The Effects and Retention of the AHA's BLS Training on Knowledge and Skills of Nursing College Students
Kwon, Mal-Suk;
Department of Nursing, Daegu Science College
미국심장협회 기본심폐소생술 교육이 간호대학생의 지식과 술기에 미치는 효과와 지속효과
대구과학대학 간호과
This study was done to examine the effects and retention of the American Heart Association (AHA)'s basic cardiac life support (BLS) training on knowledge and skills of nursing college students. Method: The study was a one group pretest-posttest experimental design. The sample included 41 junior nursing students from D college who participated in an AHA BLS course for healthcare providers in K hospital from January 18 to June 7, 2010. The instruction was based on ‘BLS knowledge and skills'. The data were analyzed with paired t-test using the SPSS/PC 12.0 win. Result: First, knowledge (t=-7.648, p=.000) and skills (t=-12.988, p=.000) were significantly increased immediately after BLS training. Second, knowledge (t=4.098, p=.000) and skills (t=50.350, p=.000) of BLS after 4 months was significantly decreased compared to right after BLS training. Conclusion: Knowledge and skills were decreased 4 months after BLS training. Therefore, retraining in BLS is required within 4 months. To maintain the knowledge and skills of BLS, appropriate renewal time and retraining programs are needed.
Key Words: Basic Cardiac Life Support, Knowledge, Skills

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