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Title: The effect of structured resuscitation training programmes on the retention of knowledge and skills
Author: Mosley, Chiara Maria Juliette
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2012
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Structured resuscitation training (SRT) programmes for healthcare professionals have been developed to try and achieve an optimum standard of resuscitation management amongst the participants and thus improve patient care. The effectiveness of these has not been systematically investigated. Aims 1. To systematically review the literature regarding the effectiveness of structured resuscitation programmes. 2. To investigate, in particular, aspects of the effectiveness of the Neonatal Life Support course (a SRT programme which takes place within the author's area of clinical practice). Methods A systematic review of the literature on structured adult, paediatric and neonatal resuscitation training was carried out using Best Evidence Medical Education (BEME) methodology. Over a 22 month period, candidates undertaking a one day Neonatal Life Support Course at the Liverpool Women's Hospital were recruited into a follow-up study whose aim was to assess their retention of resuscitation skills over time and their confidence at performing neonatal resuscitations. Candidates repeated the Neonatal Life Support 'airway' test at 3-5 months and, if successful, they were subsequently retested at 12-14 months. Prior to the test, candidates were asked to complete a confidence questionnaire and following the test, peer assessment review forms were distributed by their line manager to their peers as part of a multi-source feedback exercise.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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