- Volume 20 Issue 1
Purpose: This study proposed an improved method of teaching cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Methods: A teaching method for CPR using a song was evaluated. To validate the effect of this teaching method, we performed a comparative reference test against a traditional CPR lecture-oriented education method. A total of 202 study participants were enrolled in this project. Half were taught by the traditional CPR education method, and the other half were taught by the alternative educational method using a song. Results: The results for those educated by the traditional lecture-oriented method showed scores of 4.84 / 6.00 (Mean of knowledge) and 70.22 / 100 (Mean of practice ability for CPR). The results for those educated by the alternative method showed scores of 5.26 / 6.00 (Mean of knowledge) and 74.13 / 100 (Mean of practice ability for CPR). The alternative educational method utilizing a song improved the results on written and practical examinations. This improvement could be attributed to the effect of music on memory circuits in the brain. Conclusion: We believe that the results of this study will help to improve the success rates of CPR.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation;Song;Educational effect;Knowledge;Practice ability
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