Citizen cardiopulmonary resuscitation training and use in a metropolitan area: the Minnesota Heart Survey.

Abstract

To assess the prevalence and utility of citizen cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training, a systematic population-based sample of Minneapolis-St. Paul area adults, age 25-74 years, was interviewed in 1980-81. Twenty-three per cent were CPR trained. Of these, 13 percent have encountered out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and 38 per cent reported using their skills in such an emergency. Most of those performing out-of-hospital CPR (59 per cent) were health professionals. Only 19 per cent of trainees have maintained their certification by retraining within one year.

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@article{Murphy1984CitizenCR, title={Citizen cardiopulmonary resuscitation training and use in a metropolitan area: the Minnesota Heart Survey.}, author={Robert J. Murphy and Russell V . Luepker and David R. Jacobs and Richard Frank Gillum and Aaron R . Folsom and H W Blackburn}, journal={American journal of public health}, year={1984}, volume={74 5}, pages={513-5} }