SEOUL, June 11 (Korea Bizwire) — With the ongoing pandemic making non-face-to-face education inevitable, a recent study showed that remote cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training is just as effective as face-to-face CPR training.
Researchers from the Hallym University Dongtan Sacred Heart Hospital randomly divided 62 students from 28 high schools in Gyeonggi Province into two groups. They offered face-to-face CPR training to one group and remote CPR training to the other group.
For the remote training, the research team used smart devices such as tablets. For the face-to-face training, the students were given the chance to use CPR mannequins and automated external defibrillators.
Thereafter, the research team compared the effectiveness of the two methods by analyzing how accurately the students of each group understood CPR before and after training.
The analysis revealed that the students who underwent remote training showed a significant improvement in understanding about accurate pressure speed and depth, similar to those who attended a face-to-face training session.
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