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Table 2 Self reported use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills in real cardiac arrest situations by staff group (N = 361)

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

  Efforts in the CPR algorithm
Profession (n) Compression Ventilation Attaching defibrillator Defibrillation Medication Other efforts No CPR experience
Reg. nurses (194) 27.8 (54) 21.1 (41) 5.7 (11) 3.1 (6) 10.8 (21) 12.9 (25) 61.9 (120)
Enrolled nurses (57) 31.6 (18) 19.3 (11) 1.8 (1) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 8.8 (5) 64.9 (37)
Biomed. lab. sc. (29) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 100.0 (29)
Clerk pers. (20) 15.0 (3) 15.0 (3) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 85.0 (17)
Allied health pers.* (15) 20.0 (3) 20.0 (3) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 80.0 (12)
Midwives (13) 38.5 (5) 38.5 (5) 7.7 (1) 0.0 (0) 7.7 (1) 0.0 (0) 53.9 (7)
Physicians (8) 87.5 (7) 87.5 (7) 37.5 (3) 37.5 (3) 50.0 (4) 50.0 (4) 12.5 (1)
Others (25) 16.0 (4) 12.0 (3) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 8.0 (2) 80.0 (20)
All hospital staff (361) 26.0 (94) 20.2 (73) 4.4 (16) 2.5 (9) 7.2 (26) 10.0 (36) 67.3 (243)
  1. Values are percentages (n)
  2. * Radiographers, physiotherapists and occupational therapists