Twelve-Month Retention of CPR Skills With Automatic Correcting Verbal Feedback

Wik et al. Resuscitation. 2005;66(1):27-30

Importance of Conclusion

Subjects who completed CPR training that included receiving automated, auditory immediate feedback for 20 or 50 min performed at the same level when receiving that feedback 12 months later as they did immediately after training.

Key Points

  • Previous studies of CPR skills retention have generally showed poor skill acquisition and a rapid decline in skills; these studies did not use an automatic feedback system.
  • Authors of this study show in a previous study the advantage of continuous audible feedback in improving skill acquisition; if feedback was added after 6 months, both groups with 20 and 50 min training immediately improved to the skill level they had achieved immediately after the initial course.

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