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Background : Anesthesiology patients have a high risk of cardiac arrest and staff must be prepared for CPR. CPR must be performed quickly and correctly to benefit patients. Not only do nurses anesthetists need adequate skills and knowledge of CPR but also need an understanding of and satisfaction with their work.
Objective : Compare knowledge with responsibility of CPR before and after an educational campaign among nurses anesthetists.
Sample : 27 nurses anesthetists working in OR at Srinagarind Hospital, Khon Kaen.
Methods : Descriptive study which assessed nurses anesthetists knowledge and responsibilities before, immediately and three months after training. Following training nurses were given assigned roles and responsibilities, narrated documents, a video and practical experience before being retested after three months.
Results : The study revealed there was a difference in satisfaction levels before and after training. Satisfaction was divided into six parts. Participation in Hospital Accreditation was a difference in satisfaction levels before and after training. In peer support, personal CPR skills, and practice of CPR, study of practical hindrances and roles and responsibilities, satisfaction over the other five sections did not change over the testing period.
Conclusions : Nurses anesthetists must have more information and knowledge about their roles and responsibilities regarding CPR. Knowledge from the training when coupled with practical experience can last for at least three months.
Keyword : cardiopulmonary resuscitation, role, satisfaction, nurse anesthetist