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Research Article

Three-Month Retention of Basic Life Support with an Automated External Defibrillator Using a Two-Stage versus Four-Stage Teaching Technique

Table 2

BLS/AED skills performed adequately.

Two-stageFour-stageP-value
(n=65)(n=64)

Skills

BLS
Ensure safety60 (92%)48 (75%)0.015
Checks for responsiveness56 (86%)59 (92%)0.41
Shout for help62 (95%)63 (98%)0.62
Initial airway opening40 (62%)42 (66%)0.76
Initial breathing check34 (52%)40 (63%)0.32
Call for help61 (94%)61 (95%)0.98
Adequately chest compression38 (57%)43 (67%)0.40
Adequately rescue breaths49 (75%)48 (75%)0.88
Perform CPR (30:2) without interruptions63 (97%)57 (89%)0.16
Sequence in order29 (45%)29 (45%)0.92

AED
Check if cardiac arrest32 (49%)39 (61%)0.25
Switch on AED65 (100%)64 (100%)-
Attach pads correctly57 (88%)60 (94%)0.38
Safe AED analysis42 (55%)39 (61%)0.80
Safety shock55 (85%)56 (88%)0.83
Follow AED instructions65 (100%)64 (100%)-
Perform CPR (30:2) without interruptions59 (91%)62 (97%)0.28

Individual skills are presented as n(%).

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