Revista Colombiana de Anestesiología
Print version ISSN 0120-3347
AMAYA ZUNIGA, William F; CEPEDA PINZON, Luisa F and CHAVES VEGA, Alexandra. Educación en reanimación básica: Qué tanto y cómo se aprende. Rev. colomb. anestesiol. [online]. 2008, vol.36, n.1, pp. 33-38. ISSN 0120-3347.
The resuscitation guidelines proposed by the American Heart Association (AHA) emphasize the need for a proper learning and implementation of techniques, skills and knowledge regarding basic cerebral cardiopulmonary resuscitation as a fundamental basis and principal determinant of morbidity and mortality rates of patients presenting with cardio respiratory arrest. Likewise, the AHA`s guidelines state a truly challenge for the non expert (lego or non health care professional) persons and health care related workers, who are the first responders in the medical care process of these patients; this situation generates the need for the knowledge and optimal implementation of the procedures proposed by the American Heart Association. This in turn implies that these personnel must have adequate training to acquire correct skills and abilities, which endure over time, and it is there, where the education in resuscitation plays a very important role across the theoretical and practical training, working through task forces that guide the learning and the use of simulation technology that allows a feedback process of the procedures learned. It is essential then, the knowledge and assessment of the effectiveness rates in the different designed courses of Resuscitation, and the special interest offered by the committee of Resuscitation of the Colombian Society of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation where is currently carrying out a study of investigation to determine the effectiveness in learning and identifying the potential weaknesses that can be improved and so provide high quality education.
Keywords : CCPR Education; techniques; skills; morbility and mortality.