Knowledge and Practice of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) among Registered Nurses

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Masniza Chik, Aini Ahmad, Annamma Kunjukunju, Mariyani Omar, Nurul Fariza, Puziah Yusof

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Published: 31 October 2023 | Article Type : Research Article

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is the first-line treatment for cardiac arrest in a hospitalised patient before defibrillation, until advanced life support is available. In hospital settings, it is critical to have sufficient CPR knowledge and skills among registered nurses to perform high-quality CPR until the arrival of the Code Blue team. This study aimed to determine the knowledge and practice of cardiopulmonary resuscitation among registered nurses. This study used a descriptive quantitative design. Data was collected using a self-administered questionnaire with 24-item multiple-choice questions. The sample included 143 registered nurses working in the multidisciplinary ward. The subjects’ general characteristics were analysed with frequency and percentages using SPPS version 26. The Man Whitney U and Kruskal Wallis were used to find the association between the level of knowledge and the variables. The (P) probability value more than 0.05 was considered statistically insignificant. The registered nurses demonstrated a good level of knowledge and practice in CPR. The total knowledge mean scores were 128 (89.5), and the practice mean score was 140 (97.9). The study revealed no significant association between knowledge and practice with social demographics (p > 0.005). The study findings conclude that the registered nurses have good knowledge and practice in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. However, ongoing educational training is critical to ensure knowledge remains current, thus ensuring better outcomes among cardiac arrest patients.

Keywords: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Cardiac Arrest, Resuscitation, Life Support, Code Blue.

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Masniza Chik, Aini Ahmad, Annamma Kunjukunju, Mariyani Omar, Nurul Fariza, Puziah Yusof. (2023-10-31). "Knowledge and Practice of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) among Registered Nurses." *Volume 6*, 2, 30-36