In-hospital Healthcare Professionals' Attitudes and Their Experience in Performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.

2020-03-31 04:04:34 | BioPortfolio


Attitudes among healthcare professionals can possibly affect the treatment given in cardiac arrest situations. The attitudes of healthcare professionals towards cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has been poorly studied. The few existing previous international results shows attitudes reported by nurses as hesitation, fear of defibrillation, anxiety and fear of harming the patient.

The aim of this study was to describe the attitudes towards performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation among in-hospital healthcare professionals, furthermore to assess if experience in performing CPR has an effect on attitudes.


Data will be collected using questionnaires containing attitude questions. The questionnaires contains questions regarding attitudes towards being required to perform CPR (6 questions), previous experience in performing CPR (time since last performance and number of performances) and attitudes during the latest CPR performance (8 questions). All attitude questions are constructed as multiple choice questions.

Results regarding attitudes towards being required to perform CPR and attitudes during the latest CPR performance will be presented descriptively. To analyse a possible effect of time since CPR performance and number of CPR performances on attitudes during the latest CPR performance logistic regression will be used. Response variables will be "yes" or "no" on 8 specific attitude questions with predictors consisting of time since CPR performance (0-3 months ago, 4-23 months ago and >24 months) and number of CPR performances (1-3 times, 4-10 times and >10 times).

Study Design


In-hospital Cardiac Arrest


Region of Västmanland




Dalarna County Council, Sweden

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2020-03-31T04:04:34-0400

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