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What is the Optimal Age for Students to Receive Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 July 2018

Ding-xiu He
Affiliation:
Department of Emergency, People’s Hospital of Deyang City, Chengdu Medical College, Deyang, China
Kai-sen Huang
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, People’s Hospital of Deyang City, Chengdu Medical College, Deyang, China
YI Yang
Affiliation:
Department of Emergency, People’s Hospital of Deyang City, Chengdu Medical College, Deyang, China
Wei Jiang
Affiliation:
Department of Emergency, People’s Hospital of Deyang City, Chengdu Medical College, Deyang, China
Nan-lan Yang
Affiliation:
Department of Emergency, People’s Hospital of Deyang City, Chengdu Medical College, Deyang, China
Hu Yang
Affiliation:
Department of Emergency, People’s Hospital of Deyang City, Chengdu Medical College, Deyang, China
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Abstract

Objectives

Training students has been proven to be the optimal way to deliver cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills. However, it is somehow unknown whether or not the current recommendations appropriate for Caucasian students are also suitable for East Asian students. The purpose of this study is to explore the best age for East Asian students to receive CPR training.

Methods

Students were recruited from six schools. Students participated in a standard CPR training program provided by tutors. Each student attended a 60-minute training session with a manikin. After being trained, within one hour, the student’s compression quality was assessed.

Results

A total of 360 students who constituted 12 continuous grades were recruited for this study. Adequate compression depth and satisfactory compression rate with correct hand position could be achieved since the age of 12. However, successful compression rate and complete release could be achieved since the younger age of six.

Conclusions

Current recommendations for Caucasian students to cultivate a full-capacity CPR rescuer at the age of 12 are also appropriate for East Asian students. However, the optimal age for students to receive CPR training should be decided based on evidence and importance assessment of CPR.

He D, Huang K, Yang Y, Jiang W, Yang N, Yang H. What is the optimal age for students to receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation training? Prehosp Disaster Med. 2018;33(4):394–398.

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© World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine 2018 

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Conflicts of interest: none

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