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


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

Pubmed Central 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