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ARRAZOLA ALBERDI, Oihana; GARCIA MOYANO, Loreto María  and  SANZ PEREZ, Lidia. Relatives who live with heart patients Huesca are they prepared to face a cardiac arrest?. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2015, vol.14, n.40, pp.286-295. ISSN 1695-6141.

Objective: To describe if people who lives with cardiac patients, possess the sufficient knowledge to confront out of hospital cardiac arrest. Methods: A descriptive crossover study. The population to study was composed by the family of the patients hospitalized in the Service of Cardiology of San Jorge Hospital in Huesca, in September and October, 2014. The variables were gathered by a structured questionnaire of own production. Results: The total of the participants was 177: 61% was women; the middle ages were 55,63 years. 26,6% had witnessed a out of hospital cardiac arrest , 20,9% had realized a course of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, 36,7 % would be able to recognize people at the risk of suffering a heart arrest, 56,5% knew the Service of Medical Emergencies number, 9,6% had the sufficient knowledge to initiate manoeuvres of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, 98,3% was thinking that it was important to have knowledge cardiopulmonary resuscitation and 72,9% would take part in training courses. Conclusions: The person who lives with cardiac patients, do not possess the sufficient knowledge to face out of hospital cardiac arrest and for that it is really important increase the efforts in the creation of strategies directed to develop the two first and fundamental links of the chain of survival.

Keywords : Cardiopulmonary resuscitation; out of hospital cardiac arrest; survival chain; knowledge.

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