Impact on retention: comparison of two CPR training programs.

W. R. Gombeski, D. M. Effron, A. G. Ramirez, T. J. Moore

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CPR trainees who completed 8-hour, 3 session and 4-hour single session courses were studied for skill and cognitive retention one year after certification. Knowledge and performance scores were significantly higher for trainees from the long course, but performance skills for both groups were below certification level when compared to American Heart Association standards. The findings suggest the need for further evaluation of course components which could improve retention levels for all trainees.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)849-852
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1982


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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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