Background: One of the most common causes of death worldwide is sudden cardiac arrest. Nowadays, there is plethora of educational programs introducing basic life support skills among medical, paramedical stuff but also civilians. With the increasing use of computer technology, e-learning gains ground the recent years in several areas including medicine. Purpose: An opinion research was conducted, about whether e-learning classes of CPR, conventional classroom learning or a mixed pattern are preferable among nurses. Methods: Our study was conducted between August 2014 and April 2015 using an electronic survey uploaded in the official page of the National Regulatory Body of Nurses. In total 108 questionnaires were enrolled in the study after authenticity filtering. Results: 70% of the responders believe that average tolerable educational cost for a BLS course is about or less of 25 €. 96.6% of the participants had CPR training before and a 90.8% desired to take further education or be retrained. 96.3% would apply CPR if needed with 67.9% not to quail from the risk of legal penalties. 84.4% had a certified knowledge of computers. Among e-learning, traditional classroom sessions and a combination of methods, 7.3% chose e-learning, 26.6% and 65.1% respectively classroom training or a combination of methods. Conclusion: Nurses prefer to be trained by a combination of methods or else beginning to trust e-learning. The majority would offer a minimum amount of money for education. Encouraging, most of the participants have the intention to apply CPR if needed, despite the possibility for legal consequences.
N. Tsaloukidis, Michopoulou, M. Peponi
Journal of Health Education Research & Development