Effects of Monthly Practice on Nursing Students’ CPR Psychomotor Skill Performance

Oermann et al. Resuscitation. 2011;82:447-453

Importance of Conclusion

Brief, monthly practice sessions helped providers retain CPR psychomotor skills and improved these skills over baseline.

Key Points

  • Studies have documented that nurses and physicians, even when trained in CPR, often don’t perform high-quality CPR.
  • Ineffective initial training may cause poor CPR skills performance, but it is more likely the result of providers unable to retain these skills.
  • Providers do not retain CPR skills for long without refreshers and practice.
  • Practicing for a few minutes a month effectively maintained and improved CPR psychomotor skills.

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