The Effects of a Novel Quarterly Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training Program on Hospital Basic Life Support Providers' Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Skill Performance

J Nurses Prof Dev. 2021 May-Jun;37(3):131-137. doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000727.


This is a retrospective descriptive study of a novel cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training program. Using quarterly, brief CPR training at a skills station, hospital basic life support providers who failed to meet CPR performance measures during the first quarter quickly improved on the skills necessary to meet CPR measures. Those meeting CPR measures during the first quarter maintained that performance over time. Staff nurse educators should consider incorporating innovative CPR education strategies that focus on spaced learning with immediate feedback.

MeSH terms

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation / education*
  • Clinical Competence / standards*
  • Computer-Assisted Instruction*
  • Feedback*
  • Health Personnel / statistics & numerical data*
  • Hospitals
  • Humans
  • Manikins
  • Retrospective Studies