Disparities in Survival with Bystander CPR following Cardiopulmonary Arrest Based on Neighborhood Characteristics
This study addresses the issue of the long term retention of Expired Air Resuscitation (EAR) knowledge and skills. The subjects were one hundred and two secondary school students, half of whom had received training in EAR procedures 5 years prior to this study. Data were collected from these subjects in relation to their knowledge of the EAR procedures and their ability to implement these procedures. In general the students who had undergone the EAR training 5 years ago performed better in the practical tasks than did their untrained counterparts. While there was virtually no difference in the theoretical knowledge section overall, the trained group did perform better on a number of questions.