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Importance of Conclusion
Low-dose, high-frequency training sessions (or “booster” sessions) more than doubled providers’ retention of high-quality CPR skills.
- Not only have varying rates of skill acquisition been documented after traditional AHA training classes, but also universally poor skill performance of providers 3 to 6 months after CPR training has been established.
- The percentage of healthcare providers performing excellent CPR more than doubled (from 26% to 65%) when healthcare providers were retrained 3 times over 6 months by using an automated manikin system with real-time feedback.
- Skills sessions were completed during the participants’ normal working hours in patient care areas.