Professors’ Training in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Using Realistic Simulation Evaluation of the Effectiveness*
ABSTRACT Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation using realistic simulation as a subsidy to plan an emergency training program for healthcare professors.. Methods: Quasi-experimental research, whose intervention was the theoretical and practical training and the outcome was the level of knowledge about the guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, involving 22 professors of health courses from two universities in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The tests were applied in different periods to identify changes after training, both in assessing the quality of training method used, the absorption and relevance of the strategy. Results: There was statistical significance of the success rate between the first and the second test only in the theoretical training, and this result remained after the practical training and realistic simulation, regardless of the professor’s area of expertise. Forty-nine percent (49%) of correct answers were found in a pretest before training, 88% after the theoretical stage and 80% after the third and final period. Conclusion: the number of correct answers between the first and second test increased more significantly and remained in the third test, demonstrating that the strategy of teaching with demonstrative lecture and especially the practicing stage by using realistic simulations were effective, as the practical stage was carried out after 15 days of theoretical training.
Keywords: Cardiac Arrest; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation; Simulated Training.
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