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Table 2 Assessment of ventilations, chest compressions, and the use of the AED among all healthcare professionals before and after intervention

From: Occupational affiliation does not influence practical skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation for in-hospital healthcare professionals

  Physicians Nurses Other healthcare professionals1 Total
  (n = 23) (n = 26) (n = 25) (n = 74)
Variables Before After p Before After p Before After p Before After p
Number using the AED, n (%) 14
(61)
22
(97)
0.005 12
(46)
25
(96)
<0.001 4
(16)
24
(96)
<0.001 30
(41)
71
(96)
<0.001
Ventilations             
Ventilation volume ml, median (q1-q3) 321
(0-635)
670
(465-890)
0.006 735
(621-826)
656
(563-898)
n.s 441
(0-920)
726
(415-1081)
0.031 621
(0-815)
666
(444-928)
0.009
Correct ventilations with correct volume according to guidelines, % 3
(13.0)
3
(13.0)
n.s 5
(19.2)
4
(15.4)
n.s 8
(32.0)
1
(4.0)
0.020 16
(21.6)
8 10.8) n.s
Compressions             
Number of compressions per minute, mean (sd) 48
(21)
53
(14)
0.031 47
(18)
64
(99)
<0.001 37
(17)
54
(15)
<0.001 44
(19)
57
(14)
<0.001
Compressions with no errors,* median (q1-q3) 24
(0-32)
39
(6-143)
0.012 27
(0-52)
76
(21-99)
0.009 1
(0-37)
24
(5-77)
0.024 18
(0-42)
55
(13-99)
<0.001
Compression depth mm mean (sd) 39
(10)
41
(8)
0.151 35
(9)
39
(7)
0.075 33
(13)
40
(7)
0.004 35
(11)
40
(7)
0.000
  1. 1. Other healthcare professionals includes; assistant nurse, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.
  2. q1-q3 = interquartile range (25% - 75%)
  3. * Compressions with no errors includes correct placement of hands and adequate depth
  4. sd = standard deviation
  5. n = number of observations