Purpose of study: To analyze the independent teacher evaluations of a training programme for BLS training from 2011 to 2018.
Introduction: The ABC that saves lives program trains teachers as first responders and then supports them to spread CPR knowledge in their school communities. This support includes online didactic materials and manikins supplied to schools. A srong emphasis is made on course quality. An independent evaluation of the courses is sent to teachers by the Education department of the Navarra government.
Materials and methods: evaluate the results of evaluations of courses based on the following categories: general satisfaction, objectives and contents, instructors, practical application of knowledge, materials and organization. All categories are evaluated on a scale from 0-10 ( 0= totally inacceptable ; 9- strongly acceptable and 10 perfectly acceptable). Invitations were made to comment on strong points and room for improvement.
Results: Evaluations from 19 courses from 2011 to 2018 were made available to the association by the Education department where 454 teachers responded to the independent survey. In all categories scores ranged between 9-10 ( strongly acceptable). Averages were as follows: General satisfaction: 9.35 (8,81-10); objectives and contents: 9.32 (8.88-9.67); instructors 9.47 (8,92-9,83); practical application: 9.5 (8.5-9,86); materials: 9.2 (8.82-10) and organization: 9.2 (8.81-9,71).
Conclusions: Overall the course is strongly acceptable and recommended by teachers to their peers. Materials showed lower scores and measures to provide schools with their own manikins were adopted. Teacher AED certification was introduced in 2014. It is remarkable that whenever a survivor was invited to a course, the evaluation showed higher scores and commitment to the program improved.