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The Results of a Successful Resuscitation Training Program for the Care Continuum

Though improving resuscitation success is an important purpose in itself, a high quality training program has additional benefits for the care continuum. In an interview that was the basis for the HealthStream article, Improving Resuscitation throughout the Care Continuum: Lessons and Suggestions about CPR Training, Resuscitation Expert Donna Haynes examines multiple trainee benefits that are derived across the healthcare continuum when organizations elevate their efforts to improve resuscitation readiness and competency. This blog post is the fourth in a series excerpting the article.

Improved Student Confidence

A key component of a successful resuscitation training program is that students simply cannot fail. If they do not get a passing score on their first attempt, they can repeat the exercise and continue to incorporate feedback from the manikins into their practice until they have mastered the skill. This also improves student confidence in their ability to provide high-quality CPR in an actual code. Harris has heard a great deal of feedback from students that may feel some performance anxiety in a traditional classroom setting. Learners can now move at their own pace and not worry about what their CPR performance will look like in a room full of their peers. They can simply keep working on those skills until they are fully confident.

Regulatory and Reporting Efficiency

Resuscitation training using online courses and manikins is efficient, especially compared to traditional instructor-led training. HealthStream’s analysis shows that students can complete the online curriculum in two hours on average, which is a significant time savings over the typical four hours required for classroom-based training. The program also greatly simplifies record-keeping, as student results are maintained through HealthStream Learning, which offers easy, instant access to information on course completions. Administrators can easily provide the kinds of reports that regulators will typically want to see during a visit or inspection.

The article also includes:

  • Strengthening CPR Training
  • Where Do CPR Guidelines Come From? ILCOR
  • Challenges for Resuscitation Success across the Care Continuum
  • Elements of a Successful Resuscitation Program—the Must-Haves
  • Importance of High Quality Resuscitation in Hospice Environment
  • Learning from Successful Resuscitation Programs
  • Future Predictions for CPR

Download the full article here.