Title
Knowledge, skills and counselling behaviour of Belgian general practitioners on CPR-related issues Knowledge, skills and counselling behaviour of Belgian general practitioners on CPR-related issues
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Limerick ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Resuscitation. - Limerick, 1972, currens
Volume/pages
24(1992) :1 , p. 49-54
ISSN
0300-9572
1873-1570
ISI
A1992JU74300006
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
General practitioners (GP) can identify potential cardiac arrest victims. They have the opportunity to inform cardiac patients and their families about the risk of sudden cardiac death and can motivate family members to attend a CPR-course. To study actual counselling practices concerning basic CPR-training a questionnaire was mailed to a representative sample of Belgian GPs (n = 1119). The level of CPR-training of the GPs was fairly good: 67% had received BLS training on a manikin and 63% had already attended a cardiac arrest event. A discrepancy was observed between the positive attitude towards CPR and the counselling of family members to attend a CPR-course (9%). GPs feared to inflict additional stress to the patient (32%) or the family (43%) or did not know where CPR courses were organised (37%). GPs are a primary target group for CPR-training and should learn how to counsel potential bystanders of a cardiac arrest to attend a CPR-course without inflicting additional anxiety on the patient or his family.
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