Is cardiopulmonary resuscitation training deleterious for family members of cardiac patients?

K. Dracup, D. K. Moser, P. M. Guzy, S. E. Taylor, C. Marsden

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Abstract

The purpose of the study was to determine the attitudes toward cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training and subsequent CPR use of 172 CPR-trained family members of cardiac patients. The majority (88.9%) reported positive attitudes. Only 14 (8.1%) reported feeling too responsible for their family member. One hundred and forty-one (81.9%) said that they would perform CPR if required to do so. Family members do not feel unduly burdened by learning CPR, and CPR training should be recommended to families of patients at risk for sudden cardiac death.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-118
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume84
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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