Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Knowledge among Nursing Students.
introduction: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a critical component of basic life support (BLS) as the first intervention to response to cardiac arrest before defibrillation and advanced life support become available. Whilst CPR has become well established in the healthcare systems of developed countries, it remains a developing procedure in Palestine. Aim: This study aimed to assess the knowledge of nursing students at An-Najah National University towards Cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Design: A quantitative descriptive, cross-sectional design was used. Methods: This study applied purposive sampling method for undergraduate nursing students at An Najah National University knowledge towards CPR. Data were collected by structured questionnaires, which consisted of 3sections: knowledge, importance of CPR and demographic information for Undergraduate nursing students. Results &Conclusion: A poor level of knowledge toward CPR among the nursing students at An-Najah National University and there is importance, with fourth-year students having a much better level of knowledge. CPR skills, on the other hand, must be maintained through current training programs on a regular basis. Their knowledge and practical approach have to be updated with the current guidelines in CPR.
Knowledge, CPR, awareness, nurses, training.