Knowledge retention after blended learning CPR first aid training

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University of New Brunswick


Knowledge retention after cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) first aid training delivered through blended learning is an area that has not been extensively researched. Previous research conducted has not been specific to blended learning, was limited to only CPR, and often the participants were healthcare professionals. This study employed a cross-sectional design to address this research gap by examining knowledge retention after blended learning CPR first aid training for non-healthcare professionals. Former students from two CPR first aid training companies were recruited to participate and all study data was collected using an online survey. Measures of central tendency were used to describe the data collected, while CPR first aid knowledge retention was analyzed using inferential statistics. The study findings have important implications for education delivered though blended learning, current policies for CPR first aid re-training intervals, and future research related to CPR first aid knowledge retention specifically when delivered through blended learning.