Dissemination of CPR video self-instruction materials to secondary trainees: Results from a hospital-based CPR education trial.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Multicenter Study)

BACKGROUND: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) video self-instruction (VSI) materials have been promoted as a scalable approach to increase the prevalence of CPR skills among the lay public, in part due to the opportunity for secondary training (i.e., sharing of training materials). However, the motivations for, and barriers to, disseminating VSI materials to secondary trainees is poorly understood. METHODS: This work represents an ancillary investigation of a prospective hospital-based CPR education trial in which family members of cardiac patients were trained using VSI. Mixed-methods surveys were administered to primary trainees six months after initial enrollment. Surveys were designed to capture motivations for, and barriers to, sharing VSI materials, the number of secondary trainees with whom materials were shared, and the settings, timing, and recipients of trainings. RESULTS: Between 07/2012 and 05/2015, 653 study participants completed a six-month follow-up interview. Of those, 345 reported sharing VSI materials with 1455 secondary trainees. Materials were shared most commonly with family members. In a logistic regression analysis, participants in the oldest quartile (age >63 years) were less likely to share materials compared to those in the youngest quartile (age ≤ 44 years, OR 0.58, CI 0.37-0.90, p=0.02). Among the 308 participants who did not share their materials, time constraints was the most commonly cited barrier for not sharing. CONCLUSIONS: VSI materials represent a strategy for secondary dissemination of CPR training, yet older individuals have a lower likelihood of sharing relative to younger individuals. Further work is warranted to remedy perceived barriers to CPR dissemination among the lay public using VSI approaches.

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Cited Authors

  • Ikeda, DJ; Buckler, DG; Li, J; Agarwal, AK; Di Taranti, LJ; Kurtz, J; Reis, RD; Leary, M; Abella, BS; Blewer, AL

Published Date

  • March 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 100 /

Start / End Page

  • 45 - 50

PubMed ID

  • 26776900

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4761306

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-1570

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2015.12.016


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Ireland