PMID: 45678Nov 1, 1978

Evaluation of physician skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation

D D Webb, C T Lambrew


Thirty-five physicians at various levels of postgraduate training in internal medicine were evaluated for performance skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) according to standards of the American Heart Association. They were given instruction in only the cognitive knowledge related to CPR through lectures and a demonstration of the technique, without supervised manikin practice. Only 22% (8) of the physicians tested were able to adequately compress and ventilate the manikin in a simulated cardiac arrest. Although physicians are proficient in the use of drugs during resuscitative efforts, it is also imperative that they be able to perform basic CPR.


Mar 1, 1980·Canadian Anaesthetists' Society Journal·W A Tweed, W D Pope
Feb 1, 1996·Resuscitation·B E Brenner, J Kauffmann
Nov 1, 1981·Annals of Emergency Medicine·J P Ornato, C S Hanssen
Aug 25, 1999·Resuscitation·P Eisenburger, P Safar
Dec 1, 1979·JACEP·L G Gomella, R O Jones
Jan 1, 1990·Journal of Internal Medicine·J JakobssonN Rehnqvist
Sep 26, 1981·Lancet·S R LowensteinC H Scoggin
Aug 1, 1990·Resuscitation·M A Seraj, M Naguib
Jan 1, 1984·The Journal of Emergency Medicine·G L SternbachM Eliastam
Apr 1, 1983·Annals of Emergency Medicine·W J DycheJ A Nelson
Mar 25, 2017·The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery·Ivar AustlidHans Peter Kibsgaard
Mar 1, 1980·The Western Journal of Medicine·M J Shapiro
Jan 13, 2019·Emergency Medicine Australasia : EMA·Joanne CobbettViet Tran
Jun 21, 2019·Pharmacy : Journal of Pharmacy, Education and Practice·Hayley CroftJennifer Schneider
Nov 1, 1984·Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine·W F Casey

Related Concepts

Graduate Records Examination
Basic Cardiac Life Support
Compress (Compression Algorithm)
Clinical Skill
Cardiac Arrest

Trending Feeds


Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Sexual Dimorphism in Neurodegeneration

There exist sex differences in neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders. For instance, multiple sclerosis is more common in women, whereas Parkinson’s disease is more common in men. Here is the latest research on sexual dimorphism in neurodegeneration

HLA Genetic Variation

HLA genetic variation has been found to confer risk for a wide variety of diseases. Identifying these associations and understanding their molecular mechanisms is ongoing and holds promise for the development of therapeutics. Find the latest research on HLA genetic variation here.

Super-resolution Microscopy

Super-resolution microscopy is the term commonly given to fluorescence microscopy techniques with resolutions that are not limited by the diffraction of light. Here are the latest discoveries pertaining to super-resolution microscopy.

Genetic Screens in iPSC-derived Brain Cells

Genetic screening is a critical tool that can be employed to define and understand gene function and interaction. This feed focuses on genetic screens conducted using induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived brain cells.

Brain Lower Grade Glioma

Low grade gliomas in the brain form from oligodendrocytes and astrocytes and are the slowest-growing glioma in adults. Discover the latest research on these brain tumors here.

CD4/CD8 Signaling

Cluster of differentiation 4 and 8 (CD8 and CD8) are glycoproteins founds on the surface of immune cells. Here is the latest research on their role in cell signaling pathways.

Alignment-free Sequence Analysis Tools

Alignment-free sequence analyses have been applied to problems ranging from whole-genome phylogeny to the classification of protein families, identification of horizontally transferred genes, and detection of recombined sequences. Here is the latest research.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease characterized by unexplained disabling fatigue; the pathology of which is incompletely understood. Discover the latest research on chronic fatigue syndrome here.