Sunday, July 29, 2007

Shorter, more focused CPR course sounds better

Kudos to these folks who tried out a shorter version of the CPR course and found it worked better in terms of retention of concepts ( and less wasted time). Waste of time was always the main thing in my mind as I went through these courses on multiple occasions.The Red Cross and American Heart Association have padded their courses with so much fluff that it gets in the way of learning what folks need to learn from these courses. The key to learning things is practice, practice, practice and these courses typically let the filler material take time away from potential practice time. The use of the AEDs involves very simple techniques and I believe the traditional courses are less successful because they try to say too much.

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