Basic life support teaching for undergraduate nursing students

International Journal of Development Research

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10 pages
Research Article

Basic life support teaching for undergraduate nursing students

Maicon de Araujo Nogueira, Danielle Oliveira Maciel, Marcio Almeida Lins, Elieni Santana de Abreu, Joyce da Silva Pantoja, Izete Costa Lima Pereira, Joana Darc Aragão Costa and Antonia Margareth Moita Sá


Objective: To elaborate, implement and evaluate a Basic Life Support education program for undergraduate Nursing students using a virtual technology of learning and traditional teaching and to compare the performance between two groups (Control Group-CG and Group Intervention Group-IG/experimental). Method: This was a descriptive, interventionist and comparative study, with a quantitative approach, developed at a Higher Education Institution, public in Belém, State of Pará, from March to April 2017. Results: The study population consisted of 28 participants, 14 students in the IG (experimental) and 14 in the CG, selected through randomization. An instrument developed and validated by Bellan, 2006 was used for data collection.100% of the sample never performed BLS training or any training on the subject, leading to the understanding that the positive student performance in this research was directly related to the training program offered. It was possible to reinforce the idea of the importance and benefits gained from the realization of a BLS education program. The behavior of performance of the IG in relation to the CG differed in the form of presentation. It was verified that the performance of the GI participants was greater than CG in both domains. There was a real difference in knowledge and practical skills between groups, but this difference was most noticeable in the practical skills of "Check responsiveness," "Quality chest compressions," and "Use of AED". Conclusion: The contents addressed and the instruments used for the evaluation, favorably supported the execution and evaluation of the training program developed and offered. Given these results, it is believed that the training program elaborated can be widely used in the institution studied and also adapted for use in others.

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