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Can children teach their parents cardiopulmonary resuscitation and does teaching influence the retention of their knowledge?

Published:April 12, 2016DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2016.02.064
      Schoolchildren are the group most frequently educated in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), whereas the witnesses of the real life cardiac arrest events are mainly older people [
      • Vaillancourt C.
      • Kasaboski A.
      • Charette M.
      • Islam R.
      • Osmond M.
      • Wells G.A.
      • et al.
      Barriers and facilitators to CPR training and performing CPR in an older population most likely to witness cardiac arrest: a national survey.
      ,
      • Swor R.
      • Compton S.
      Estimating cost-effectiveness of mass cardiopulmonary resuscitation training strategies to improve survival from cardiac arrest in private locations.
      ]. A possible way to bridge this gap would be to make children spread their newly acquired knowledge at home, especially by describing what they have learnt, and by showing educational materials to their parents. Such activity could also help children to consolidate their knowledge [
      • Frederick K.
      • Bixby E.
      • Orzel M.N.
      • Stewart-Brown S.
      • Willett K.
      An evaluation of the effectiveness of the injury minimization programme for schools (IMPS).
      ,
      • de Paiva E.F.
      • Padilha Rde Q.
      • Sgobero J.K.
      • Ganem F.
      • Cardoso L.F.
      Disseminating cardiopulmonary resuscitation training by distributing 9,200 personal manikins.
      ,
      • Isbye D.L.
      • Rasmussen L.S.
      • Ringsted C.
      • Lippert F.K.
      Disseminating cardiopulmonary resuscitation training by distributing 35,000 personal manikins among school children.
      ].
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