Citizen cardiopulmonary resuscitation training and use in a metropolitan area: The Minnesota heart survey

R. J. Murphy, R. V. Luepker, D. R. Jacobs, R. F. Gillum, A. R. Folsom, H. Blackburn

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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 per cent 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)513-515
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume74
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1984

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