Abstract 15570: Lifesaver App as Adjunct for CPR Teaching of School Children
Introduction: Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) rates in the UK are dismal (30%). Lifesaver (www.life-saver.org.uk) is an innovative immersive interactive game that aims to increase these rates. Whilst there is evidence in the literature of video instruction, there is little evidence surrounding interactive video approaches in CPR education.
Hypothesis: The addition of Lifesaver training provides additional benefits in terms of skill acquisition in school children.
Methods: A randomised controlled trial comparing Lifesaver only, Lifesaver with face-to-face (F2F) instructor-led training and F2F training only. Knowledge and CPR performance was assessed by CPR metrics during hands on performance using a Resusci Anne manikin and wireless Skillreporter software (version 4.2). Primary outcome was mean chest compression depth. Secondary outcomes were CPR test score (ERC BLS), QCPR score, mean chest compression rate, hand position (% correct) and flow fraction. Data analysis was performed with IBM SPSS 22.
Results: A total of 80 students were recruited to this study: 24 students (F2F only), 29 students (F2F & Lifesaver) and 27 students (Lifesaver only). Between group analysis demonstrated significant differences in CPR performance (Tukey HSD). F2F + Lifesaver performed significantly better than F2F in CPR test score (p=0.003), QCPR score (p=0.005). F2F only performed significantly better than Lifesaver only in CPR test score (p<0.0005), mean CC depth (p<0.0005). F2F + Lifesaver also performed significantly better than Lifesaver only in CPR test score (p<0.0005), mean CC depth (p<0.0005), QCPR score (p<0.0005)
Conclusions: The addition of Lifesaver training to conventional face-to-face CRP education leads to improved skill performance when assessed at the conclusion of the teaching session. The same groups will be subjected to further assessments at 2 and 4 months post teaching to assess for retention of skills.
Author Disclosures: A. Lockey: Research Grant; Significant; $22,250. I. Kovic: None. E. Skilton: None. T. Melody: None. M. Vidacic: None. J. Yeung: Other Research Support; Modest; NIHR Post Doctoral Fellowship.
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