Journal of Applied Medical Sciences

Assessment of Knowledge and Skills of Certified Recovery Instructors in Basic Life Support

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    The immediate and effective application of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is associated with a reduction in mortality in patients with cardiac arrest. The main objective of the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) is to spread the knowledge of BLS, focusing on proper and effective implementation. The development of informatics and the use of educational preforms are useful tools, both in education and in the evaluation of successful CPR implementation. Training with the use of performs, along with appropriate software, results in the objective recording of skills, making it possible to identify errors in real time. Their use can be a valuable tool in assessing the effectiveness of basic life support (BLS) education. The purpose of this research is to evaluate the skills of recovery instructors in CPR using mechanical equipment and objective conditions for assessing the application effectiveness.

    Keywords: Cardiac arrest, Mortality rate

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