Effectiveness of video self-instruction training on cardiopulmonary resuscitation retention of knowledge and skills among nurses in north-western Nigeria.
This study aims to compare Nurses' retention of cardiopulmonary resuscitation knowledge and skills level through video self-instruction training in northwestern Nigeria A randomized controlled trial study was implemented among 150 nurses in two referral hospitals. Stratified simple random using computer-generated random numbers were used to choose eligible nurses. After the training an immediate post-test evaluation was conducted, thereafter participants have no access to the training materials until the next follow-up test at 1-, 3- and 6 months. Generalized Estimated Equation showed no significant differences between the intervention group (p>.055) and control group (p>.121) for both CPR knowledge and skills levels respectively, adjusted with covariates. A significantly higher probability of having good knowledge and skills in a post-test, month and three-month follow-up compared to baseline respectively, adjusted with covariates (p<.05). Like knowledge participants at six-month follow-up had a lower probability of having good skills compared to baseline, adjusted with covariates (p<.003).