Life After the Event: A Review of Basic Life Support Training for Parents Following Apparent Life-Threatening Events and Their Experience and Practices Following Discharge

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/621395
Title:
Life After the Event: A Review of Basic Life Support Training for Parents Following Apparent Life-Threatening Events and Their Experience and Practices Following Discharge
Authors:
Macken WL; Clarke N; Nadeem M; Coghlan D
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
May-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/621395
Abstract:
Apparent Life-Threatening Events (ALTEs) are a common presentation to paediatric hospitals and represent a significant cause of parental anxiety. Basic Life Support (BLS) training is recommended for all caregivers following ALTEs. This study aimed to assess the rate of caregiver BLS training and reviewed parents experience following discharge. Parents were interviewed by phone following discharge. Over the study period 25 children attended the Emergency Department with ALTE, 17/25 (68%) were trained and 13/17 (76%) were contactable for interview. All parents found training decreased their anxiety level and were interested in attending for re-training. BLS resuscitation was subsequently required by 2/13 (15%) of children. Non-medical grade monitors were in use by 10/13 (77%) of caregivers following discharge. Caregivers are eager to engage in BLS training and it effectively reduces their caregiver anxiety. We recommend an increase in instructor staff and use of group re-training post discharge
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
CHILD HEALTH; BASIC LIFE SUPPORT; EMERGENCY CARE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMacken WLen
dc.contributor.authorClarke Nen
dc.contributor.authorNadeem Men
dc.contributor.authorCoghlan Den
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-29T14:35:19Z-
dc.date.available2017-05-29T14:35:19Z-
dc.date.issued2017-05-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/621395-
dc.description.abstractApparent Life-Threatening Events (ALTEs) are a common presentation to paediatric hospitals and represent a significant cause of parental anxiety. Basic Life Support (BLS) training is recommended for all caregivers following ALTEs. This study aimed to assess the rate of caregiver BLS training and reviewed parents experience following discharge. Parents were interviewed by phone following discharge. Over the study period 25 children attended the Emergency Department with ALTE, 17/25 (68%) were trained and 13/17 (76%) were contactable for interview. All parents found training decreased their anxiety level and were interested in attending for re-training. BLS resuscitation was subsequently required by 2/13 (15%) of children. Non-medical grade monitors were in use by 10/13 (77%) of caregivers following discharge. Caregivers are eager to engage in BLS training and it effectively reduces their caregiver anxiety. We recommend an increase in instructor staff and use of group re-training post dischargeen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectCHILD HEALTHen
dc.subjectBASIC LIFE SUPPORTen
dc.subjectEMERGENCY CAREen
dc.titleLife After the Event: A Review of Basic Life Support Training for Parents Following Apparent Life-Threatening Events and Their Experience and Practices Following Dischargeen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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