Nursing

Simulation training benefits experienced nurses

Nurse Leader Insider, November 17, 2016

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A new study from the American Heart Association indicates that regular CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) simulation training among emergency department nurses can improve proficiency and save lives.
 
Under current regulations, hospital healthcare workers are only required to undergo formal CPR training every two years. University of Alabama at Birmingham placed two mobile CPR simulation stations in their emergency department and required the ED nurses to participate in quarterly training sessions. After a year of using the simulation, the nurses showed improved CPR skills, particularly with chest compression techniques. The preliminary data also demonstrated a 14 percent improvement in chest compression fraction delivered to cardiac arrest victims in the ED, according to the hospital.

For more information, read the AHA’s study report.



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