[First aid training may improve first aid skills]

Stromme H, Jeppesen E, Reinar LM
Record ID 32015001238
Authors' recommendations: Evidence from five systematic reviews about first aid training for lay people shows that first aid training may have a positive effect on first aid skills. Several of the systematic reviews found that the effect declines over time. One of the systematic reviews referenced three studies showing that the majority of the people who had provided first aid described it as a positive experience. None of the systematic reviews included studies about survival and functional ability in persons who had received first aid. The quality of the documentation is low or very low, which means that the results must be interpreted with caution. This does not mean that there is no effect; it means that it we are unsure about whether or not there is an effect.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2015
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Norway
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • First Aid
  • Health Education
  • Teaching
Organisation Name: Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Contact Address: Universitetsgata 2, Postbox 7004 St. Olavs plass, NO-0310 Oslo NORWAY. Tel: +47 23 25 50 00; Fax: +47 23 25 50 10;
Contact Name: Berit.Morland@nokc.no, dagny.fredheim@nokc.no
Contact Email: Berit.Morland@nokc.no, dagny.fredheim@nokc.no
Copyright: Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services (NOKC)
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