Purpose of the study:
CPR learning and standardization of training programs is recommended for all clinicians involved in direct patient care, but not always easy due to shift patterns, environmental factors even with a supportive hospital management team.
Joint Commission International (JCI )accreditation is considered the gold standard in global health care and for all hospital workers JCI recommend the undertaking of CPR training.
Torrevieja Hospital is University acreditated with 277 beds and 1382 workers. Since accreditation we have improved and maintained the ability to facilitate the program of CPR
Materials and methods:
According to JCI standards:
1. Staff members providing direct care to patients or other personnel must receive training at an appropriate level.
2. All staff that have undergone training are assessed on theory and practical skills. The hospital has evidence that staff have completed and passed their CPR training.
3.It is recommended that every two years all staff receive a refreshment course.
We have developed a program for training for all staff in basic life support (BLS )with theory and a practical of 2 hours for all the staff. However we also provide an advanced life support within paediatrics ( ALS ) program 16 hours and 8 hours (refresher), for target staff (ICU, emergency room, operating room, percutaneous coronary angioplasty laboratory staff, on call senior and nursing staff…)
Results: prior to JCI less than 20% of the staff were trained in BLS and about 30 people received ALS training every year.
Currently 82% Torrevieja Hospital staff including health centers have received CPR training . Out of this 152 workers have undertaken ALS.
Our goal is to continue training and monitoring all our staff in BLS with refreshment course being provided every 2 years ,as well as training in ALS to all staff involved in specific areas that have higher risk of cardiac arrest.
Conclusions: thanks to the assistance of JCI accreditation the hospital management even though have many health care provider demand, the team still has a continued desire and commitment ensuring that all current and future staff receive adequate and appropriate CPR training and subsequent refresher courses.