Knowledge and perceptions of cardiopulmonary resuscitation amongst New Zealand physiotherapists

Show simple item record Harvey, D en O'Brien, D en Moran, Kevin en Webber, Jonathon en 2019-10-29T01:39:05Z en 2019-07 en
dc.identifier.citation New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy 47(2):94-104 Jul 2019 en
dc.identifier.issn 0303-7193 en
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dc.description.abstract Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an essential life-saving skill shown to save lives and improve outcomes of survivors. Physiotherapists are ethically obliged to ensure the safety of patients and to assist in an emergency if required. The purpose of this study was to explore the knowledge and perceptions of CPR amongst New Zealand physiotherapists. Chi-square statistics were used to test associations between the independent variables of age, sex, years of experience, scope and place of work, and postgraduate qualification against CPR training, beliefs and knowledge. A total of 688 physiotherapists completed the online survey. Only half of respondents (56%) had received formal CPR training in the previous year. One-fifth had used CPR in an emergency, with most applications being successful. Physiotherapists working in private practice, public hospitals and community settings were more likely to have CPR certification compared to other settings (p = 0.004). Significant CPR knowledge gaps existed in older (>39 years) physiotherapists (p = <0.001). The current low frequency of CPR training and the likelihood of having to perform CPR in an emergency (1 in 5) is a risk for physiotherapists. Future research should focus on a practical assessment of physiotherapists’ CPR skills to assess competency. en
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dc.publisher New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists Inc en
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy en
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dc.title Knowledge and perceptions of cardiopulmonary resuscitation amongst New Zealand physiotherapists en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.15619/NZJP/47.2.04 en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 94 en
pubs.volume 47 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy en en
pubs.end-page 104 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 780758 en Medical and Health Sciences en School of Medicine en Anaesthesiology en
dc.identifier.eissn 2230-4886 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-09-12 en

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