Abstract P164: E-learning Can Be A Useful Tool For The Public Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training
Background: Barriers to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) education are magnified by relative cost and course availability. E-learning has emerged into a viable solution for continuous, on-demand training and organizational learning. We assessed the hypothesis that e-learning could be a useful tool for the public CPR training, and sought to evaluate its effects on the CPR quality compared to the traditional method.
Methods: E-learning program was specifically designed to teach basic life support skills, which consist of 50- minute internet lecture and the simulation video. The training session was freely opened to twenty officers in a rural area in South Korea. The trainee could exercise with manikins and automated external defibrillator (AED) trainers at their office for 3 days. The control group was trained at a hospital by instructors with the equipments for 2 hours. At the end of the course, the skill test was done by the checklist and their skill performance was tested.
Results: Forty two subjects were enrolled properly with 19 and 23 belonging to e-learning and control group, respectively. One trainee of e-learning excluded because he was absent from the skill test. The mean skill time for CPR and AED use was 29.0±24.5 minutes in the e-learning group. The mean age of e-learning group was significantly older than control group (32.4±4.0 vs. 26.0±1.5, p= <0.001). But we couldn’t find any significant differences neither in their weight, height, nor in CPR educational status. In both groups, the willingness and confidence to the CPR increased after the education. But, there were no statistical differences among two groups. In the skill performance, there were no significant differences between two groups except volume of ventilation. The control group showed a higher volume of ventilation than e-learning group (1031.7±521.6 vs. 548.8±303.3, p=0.03).
Conclusion: The e-learning accompanied with appropriate practice can be a helpful tool for the public CPR training.