How to save a life: Creating video resources to support safe CPR delivery during COVID-19: Poster presentation at ASME 2022, Aberdeen 5-7 July 2022

Rosie Lewes, Daisy Hewitt, Elizabeth Hudson, Matthew J Booker, Sarah Allsop*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Background: During the COVID-19 pandemic, outcomes for out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) have deteriorated, with reduced bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and delays to emergency response times adversely affecting survival rates [1]. Basic Life Support (BLS) training which is a core skill for all healthcare professional students, has also affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with restrictions on running in-person delivery during 2020 and 2021.
Students involved as instructors for the BLS training scheme at University of Bristol Medical School, Resuscitation for Medical Disciplines (RMD), a scheme run collaboratively with the Universities of Birmingham and Warwick, were keen to be able to continue to share the lifesaving technique of CPR during the pandemic.
Methods: The student instructors created a short 2-minute video about how to perform COVID-safe CPR. This was initially shared online for the 2020 Restart a Heart Day via the RMD Bristol outreach group, CPR in Society (CPRIS) Facebook page [2]. It was also requested to be used in medical student BLS teaching and training.
Results: During the initial Restart a Heart Day Campaign 2020 the video was viewed over 8K times, and to date has over 19.2K views. The quality of the video led to its use for virtual BLS training at Bristol Medical School during the lockdowns in 2021, and subsequently as an adjunct to in-person BLS training now back in place in 2022.
The team are looking to expand the catalogue of videos and will continue to share them as free open access learning resources.
Original languageEnglish
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022

Keywords

  • Basic Life Support
  • Peer Learning
  • COVID-19
  • CPR video
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Medical Education

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