Knowledge of nursing students about cardiorespiratory arrest

  • Fernanda Thamy Feitosa Valêncio Federal University of Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Marcelo Costa Fernandes Federal University of Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Silvana Maria Braga Menezes Neves Federal University of Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Paloma Cardozo Gurgel Federal University of Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Ariele Rodrigues Nóbrega Videres Federal University of Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Cícera Renata Diniz Vieira Silva Federal University of Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Mayara Evangelista de Andrade Federal University of Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Isaura Carolina Brandão Bezerra Federal University of Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Ana Paula Alves Martins Federal University of Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil.

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the knowledge of nursing students about cardiorespiratory arrest. It consisted in a qualitative research with 29 nursing students of the Federal University of Campina Grande, campus Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil. A semi-structured interview was used for data collection, which took place in December 2014 after approval by the Ethics and Research Committee of the institution of education. The technique of Collective Subject Discourse was used for data analysis. Unpreparedness and insecurity of academics with respect to cardiorespiratory arrest were evident. The lack of practice makes them afraid and they point to the educational institution as responsible for not providing environments to better prepare them for stressful situations. Therefore, there is a need for strengthening the academic training of future nurses by increasing the opportunities for practice so that students get familiar with the reality they will face and, this way, this gap in the nursing training may be reduced.

Published
Jan 14, 2016
How to Cite
VALÊNCIO, Fernanda Thamy Feitosa et al. Knowledge of nursing students about cardiorespiratory arrest. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, jan. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1434>. Date accessed: 23 nov. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1872.
Section
Medical Education

Keywords

Nursing Students; Cardiac Arrest; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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