Knowledge of Iranian medical interns regarding Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation

Ravari, H. and Abrishami, M. and Ghezel-Sofla, M. and Vahedian-Shahroodi, M. and Abrishami, M. (2012) Knowledge of Iranian medical interns regarding Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation. Trauma Monthly, 17 (1). pp. 242-244.

[img] Text

Download (389kB)
Official URL:


Objectives: Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is one of the most important procedures in emergency medicine. As new trends are evolving in medical education , we planned to evaluate the interests and knowledge of medical students regarding educational methods in CPR learning. Materials and Methods: In a cross-sectional analytical descriptive study, a standardized questionnaire was distributed among 180 medical interns at the Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. The questionnaire had three parts: demographics, general questions, and CPR knowledge. If they had more than 10 correct answers (out of 15) in knowledge, they were placed in group A and if more than 5, in group B and correct answers less than 5 were categorized in group C. Results: 159 interns filled the questionnaires. Mean age was 24.99 ± 0.96 and 56.5 were female; 52.7 were educated only theoretically and 47.3 had combined theoretical and clinical knowledge; male interns were significantly more educated (P = 0.041). Residents were the majority of trainers (56.8) and only 14.3 were educated by the staffs. Only 7 mentioned that they felt they could do a complete CPR and 37.3 considered themselves as assistants; 93.7 believed that isolated emergency ward and teaching courses were needed for better education and 95 declared that continuous education is obligatory; 33.5 were in group A and 45.8 were in group B. Conclusions: CPR education is of interest to most interns. Due to lack of emergency medicine wards and, the interns' knowledge and their practical skills were insufficient to perform acceptable CPR. Copyright © 2012, Kowsar Corp. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By :2 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Abrishami, M.; Khatam-al-Anbia Hospital, Abutaleb Crossing, Qarani Blvd., Mashhad, Iran; email:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation Education Emergency medicine Knowledge Medical adult analytical research article clinical competence continuing education cross-sectional study descriptive research emergency medical services education female human knowledge management male medical education medical student normal human professional knowledge questionnaire resuscitation sex difference student attitude
Subjects: WB Practice of Medicine
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib5 lib5
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2020 08:06
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2020 08:06

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item