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A Cross-International Study to Evaluate Knowledge and Attitudes Related to Basic Life Support among Undergraduate Nursing Students—A Questionnaire Study

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Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Nursing, Medical University of Gdańsk, 80-210 Gdańsk, Poland
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Department of Strategig Development, Klaipėda State University of Applied Sciences, 91274 Klaipėda, Lithuania
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Department of Fundamental Care and Medical-Surgical Nursing, University of Barcelona, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
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Department of Human Nutrition, University of Warmia and Mazury, 10-718 Olsztyn, Poland
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(11), 4116; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17114116
Received: 22 May 2020 / Revised: 4 June 2020 / Accepted: 6 June 2020 / Published: 9 June 2020
Practicing the algorithms of basic life support (BLS) is essential in order to take adequate measures to save lives, and future nursing staff should be advanced when it comes to performing lifesaving activities. The purpose of the study was to analyse the theoretical and practical knowledge of nursing students (within the undergraduate course) with regards to the basic life support (BLS). The study has a prospective, comparative and descriptive nature. Three countries that educate nursing students within the undergraduate course participated in the project. Data was collected with the use of a questionnaire based on the guidelines of the European Resuscitation Council (ERC 2015). The study was carried out among a total of 748 respondents from three countries: Poland (n = 189, 25.3%), Lithuania (n = 500, 66.8%) and Spain (n = 59; 7.9%). The average age of respondents was 23.41 (SD ± 5.90). The average score obtained by the respondents who answered the questions was 11.13 with a standard deviation of SD ± 2.29. The conducted study revealed that a substantial number of the respondents who participated in the study obtained an average result concerning theoretical and practical knowledge of BLS. It was also confirmed that the additional education in the form of first aid training courses has a major impact on improving the levels of knowledge among the students in each of the analysed country. View Full-Text
Keywords: cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); nurse education; nursing students; European Resuscitation Council (ERC) cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); nurse education; nursing students; European Resuscitation Council (ERC)
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Kwiecień-Jaguś, K.; Mędrzycka-Dąbrowska, W.; Galdikienė, N.; Via Clavero, G.; Kopeć, M. A Cross-International Study to Evaluate Knowledge and Attitudes Related to Basic Life Support among Undergraduate Nursing Students—A Questionnaire Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 4116. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17114116

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Kwiecień-Jaguś K, Mędrzycka-Dąbrowska W, Galdikienė N, Via Clavero G, Kopeć M. A Cross-International Study to Evaluate Knowledge and Attitudes Related to Basic Life Support among Undergraduate Nursing Students—A Questionnaire Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(11):4116. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17114116

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Kwiecień-Jaguś, Katarzyna, Wioletta Mędrzycka-Dąbrowska, Nijolė Galdikienė, Gemma Via Clavero, and Monika Kopeć. 2020. "A Cross-International Study to Evaluate Knowledge and Attitudes Related to Basic Life Support among Undergraduate Nursing Students—A Questionnaire Study" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 11: 4116. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17114116

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