Cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills in non consultant hospital doctors-the Irish experience

  • J. Smith
  • K. Ryan
  • D. Phelan
  • M. McCarroll


We assessed the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) skills in 30 Non Consultant Hospital Doctors (N.C.H.D.’s) chosen randomly from a total of 110 on the staff of a university associated teaching hospital. The candidates filled out a questionnaire and were asked to perform initial assessment and CPR on a mannikin for two minutes. None of the candidates followed the recognised airway, breathing and circulation ABC sequence and only one provided effective CPR. We suggest there is a need for encouragement for doctors to undergo CPR training with subsequent certification and ongoing refresher courses during their career.


Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Practical Skill Cardiac Massage House Officer Medical Council 
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© Springer 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Smith
    • 1
  • K. Ryan
    • 1
  • D. Phelan
    • 1
  • M. McCarroll
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anaesthesia & Intensive CareMater HospitalDublin

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