Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[Effectiveness of video-supported Resuscitation Training among Primary School Children ]

NAGY Richárd 1, BÁNFAI-CSONKA Henrietta2,3, MUSCH János1, DERZSI-HORVÁTH Martina4, BÁNFAI Bálint 5

SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2020;33(05)

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[In sudden cardiac arrest situations laypeople are important parts of the chain of survival. The aim of the study: Our aim was to compare different resuscitation education methods and to measure the effectiveness of video-supported method among primary school children. In our study participants were 10-15 years old primary school children (N=147). There were made a pre-test and two post-tests (1 and 4 months later). Data collection was made by a self-fill-in questionnaire and a practical test with a BLS manikin. There were made three groups: the FRONTAL group was teached with traditional methods; the VIDEO group was teached by a 5-minutes long, self made video; the PHANTOM group was teached by the video and a self-made manikin. Based on the tests the FRONTAL group performed the highest scores (p<0.001). However, the best performance in the depth of the chest compression scored the PHANTOM group (p<0.001). The frequency of the chest compressions was the best in the FRONTAL group (p=0.01). Body weight >50 kg (p=0.042) and age >12 years (p<0.001) associated with significantly deeper chest compressions. In our study, the traditional method was the most effective. However, using a video the results can be similar.]


  1. Pécsi Tudomány­egyetem Egészségtudományi Kar, Sürgősségi Ellátási és Egészség­pedagógiai Intézet
  2. Pécsi Tudomány­egyetem Egészség­tudományi Kar, Sürgősségi Ellátási és Egészségpedagógiai Intézet
  3. Pécsi Tudományegyetem Egészség­tudományi Kar Egészségtudományi Doktori Iskola
  4. Pécsi Tudományegyetem Egészség­tudományi Kar Egészség-tudományi Doktori Iskola
  5. Pécsi Tudományegyetem Egészség­tudományi Kar, Sürgősségi Ellátási és Egészségpedagógiai Intézet



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