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Background and objectives: All healthcare professionals must be competent to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). The aim of this study was to evaluate the nursing students' knowledge regarding cardiopulmonary resuscitation and to find out the association between the nursing students knowledge scores and their demographic variables of gender, age and training session. Methods: Descriptive study was carried out using random sample of 85 medical institution students during April 2016. The developed questionnaire by the researchers was administered to the study participants to evaluate their knowledge about CPR. Results: This study found that the majority (95.3%) of the student nurses had poor knowledge about CPR. The mean score ± SD of students' knowledge about CPR was 11.85 ± 4.772 out of 38. There was a statistical significant association between the students' levels of knowledge with their genders and the obtained information about CPR from physicians and/or nurses and from the internet as well.


cardiopulmonary resuscitation, knowledge, student nurses

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