Title Impacto de la realización de cursos de reanimación cardiopulmonar avanzada pediátrica en la isla de Lanzarote
Authors Inguanzo-Ortiz M. , INGUANZO ORTIZ, ISABEL, Sánchez J.L.A.
External publication No
Means Acta Pediatr. Esp.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
SJR Quartile 3
Area International
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Publication date 01/01/2020
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85107570722
Abstract Aim: To analyse the level of knowledge of paediatric advanced life support (ALS) among paediatric personnel of the island of Lanzarote (Spain) and to evaluate the efficacy of ALS courses on the island. Method: A cross-sectional analytical study was carried out on paediatric and neonatal ALS training courses conducted on Lanzarote from 2016 to 2018. Scores were collected during the theoretical evaluations performed at the beginning and end of the course as well as during the practical stage. The scores were evaluated according to multiple sociodemographic variables describing the trainees. The Wilcoxon signed-rank test was applied to compare the theoretical scores before and after the course and a multivariate linear regression model was used to examine the relationships between the scores and the different sociodemographic variables. Results: A total of 77 students participated in the courses, and the median score increased significantly (p <0.001) from the initial to the final evaluation (from 14 to 18 points out of 20). In the practical evaluation of both basic and advanced paediatric and neonatal life support, the median scores exceeded 4 out of 5, with the minimum requirement being 3. Medical doctors scored higher than nurses in performing both basic and advanced life support techniques (p < 0.05). Younger trainees performed better ALS (p < 0.05). Conclusions: Advanced paediatric and neonatal life support courses are effective short-term teaching methods for the theoretical and practical training of health professionals. Future studies are needed to determine their medium- and long-term effects. © 2020 Ediciones Mayo, S.A. All rights reserved
Keywords Advanced cardiac life support; Cardiopulmonary resuscitation; Education; Heart arrest; Pediatrics
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