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Table 1 Time interval since last cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training by staff group linked with confidence in skills (N = 361)

From: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation; use, training and self-confidence in skills. A self-report study among hospital personnel

  Time since last CPR training
Profession ≤ 6 months 7–12 months 13–24 months > 24 months No previous training Not reported Total
Reg. nurses 15.5 (30) 25.3 (49) 34.5 (67) 19.6 (38) 4.1 (8) 1.0 (2) 100.0 (194)
Enrolled nurses 5.3 (3) 17.5 (10) 35.1 (20) 22.8 (13) 7.0 (4) 12.3 (7) 100.0 (57)
Biomed. lab. sc. 0.0 (0) 10.3 (3) 27.6 (8) 13.8 (4) 44.8 (13) 3.5 (1) 100.0 (29)
Clerk pers. 5.0 (1) 10.0 (2) 15.0 (3) 35 (7) 30.0 (6) 10 (1) 100.0 (20)
Allied health pers.* 6.7 (1) 20 (3) 53.3 (8) 20 (3) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 100.0 (15)
Midwives 0.0 (0) 7.7 (1) 0.0 (0) 53.9 (7) 23.1 (3) 15.3 (2) 100.0 (13)
Physicians 12.5 (1) 0.0 (0) 12.5 (1) 62.5 (5) 12.5 (1) 0.0 (0) 100.0 (8)
Others 12 (3) 8.0 (2) 24.0 (6) 32.0 (8) 16.0 (4) 12.0 (2) 100.0 (25)
Total 10.8 (39) 19.4 (70) 31.3 (113) 23.5 (85) 10.8 (39) 4.2 (15) 100.0 (361)
Self-confidence** 4.5 5.1 4.6 4.0 2.4 2.6 4.2
  1. Values are percentages (n)
  2. * Radiographers, physiotherapists and occupational therapists
  3. **Values are means reported on a 7-point scale (see methods)