HeartCode® BLS with Voice Assisted Manikin for Teaching Nursing Students: Preliminary Results

Oermann et al. Nurs Educ Perspect. 2010;31(5):303-308

Importance of Conclusion

Nursing students who completed the HeartCode® BLS program and practiced CPR on a voice assisted manikin were significantly more accurate in their ventilations, compressions, and single-rescuer CPR than students who had the standard instructor-led course.

Key Points

  • In day-to-day practice settings nurses may use CPR skills infrequently.
  • Studies show CPR skill deteriorates more rapidly than does CPR knowledge.
  • Instructor-led CPR courses have potential limitations, including preset pace of course and inability to sometimes accurately assess performance or correct errors.

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