Advantages and barriers to use of HeartCode BLS with voice advisory manikins for teaching nursing students.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Nursing students are expected to have competency in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR): they may care for patients at risk for cardiac arrest and may encounter other emergency situations in their clinical practice. In the United States, students may take a basic life support (BLS) course prior to entering a nursing program or beginning their clinical experience. Extensive research has shown, however, that CPR knowledge and skills decline rapidly, within weeks of completing a course. The purpose of this paper is to describe advantages and barriers to the use of HeartCode BLS with voice advisory manikins for learning and practicing CPR psychomotor skills in a nursing education program.

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Cited Authors

  • Oermann, MH; Kardong-Edgren, SE; McColgan, JK; Hurd, DA; Haus, C; Snelson, C; Hallmark, BF; Rogers, NE; Kuerschner, DR; Ha, Y; Tennant, MN; Dowdy, SW; Lamar, J

Published Date

  • January 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 /

Start / End Page

  • Article26 -

PubMed ID

  • 20678082

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1548-923X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2194-5772

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2202/1548-923x.1949


  • eng