Deliberate practice of motor skills in nursing education: CPR as exemplar.

Journal Article (Multicenter Study;Journal Article)

Our study explored the effects of deliberate practice on the retention ofcardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) psychomotor skills among nursing students. The practice sessions were short, six minutes a session one time a month. Differences in performance between students who had deliberate practice and a control group, with no practice beyond the initial training, were compared every three months for one year. The intervention group performed better than the control over the 12 months. There is a need in nursing education for deliberate practice of relevant and high-use skills for students to improve their performance and gradually develop their expertise.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Oermann, MH; Kardong-Edgren, S; Odom-Maryon, T; Hallmark, BF; Hurd, D; Rogers, N; Haus, C; McColgan, JK; Snelson, C; Dowdy, SW; Resurreccion, LA; Kuerschner, DR; LaMar, J; Tennant, MN; Smart, DA

Published Date

  • September 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 311 - 315

PubMed ID

  • 22029243

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1536-5026

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.5480/1536-5026-32.5.311


  • eng