Table 1: Baseline characteristics of participating nurses.

Variables In-service nurses ( , 38%)Preservice nurses ( , 62%) value

Mean (SD) age in years30 (7)22 (2)<0.001
Years of experience in pediatrics 0<0.001
 <1 year22 (62)
 1–3 years4 (12)
 >3 years2 (25)
Prior training in CPR7 (20)1 (2.2%)0.01
No of resuscitations assisted in last 6 months0<0.001
 >1018 (51)
 <1017 (48)
Prior experience in the following steps of resuscitation*0<0.001
 Airway15 (42.8)
 Chest compression15 (42.8)
 Drug administration20 (57)
 Defibrillation1 (2.8)

Data is expressed as number (%) unless specified otherwise; SD: standard deviation; *not mutually exclusive.