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ESCOBEDO ROMERO, Rosario. Bystander for a day. Qualitative research about experience of trained bystander. Ene. [online]. 2019, vol.13, n.2, 1325.  Epub Oct 21, 2019. ISSN 1988-348X.

It´s a fact CPR training increases CPR ratio of bystanders. Cardiac arrest witnessed and use of automated external desfibrilation(AED) are the strongest two factors associated with survival of victims. In the last years, the number of cardiac arrest survivors is increasing due to CPR training and AED located over different points of the entourage.

This research aims to describe the first experience on cardiac arrest interventions of our previously CPR trained participants. 8 semi-structured voice-recorded interviews were made. All the participants declared to worry about recognizing properly the cardiac arrest, and also they declared that they dealt with the fear of being blocked at that situation. However, they describing their actions with words like “self-acting” or “mechanical”. Most of them said that they needed to know about their patient`s state of health after the CPR intervention, so they could, on their own words “close the cycle”. After analyzing the interviews, our conclusion is that we need to simplify the cardiac arrest detection, adding stress control methods for the trainees in order to teach them how to deal calmly with this situations in real life. Students have to finish their training feeling calm and self-confident.

Keywords : Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation; Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest; Education; Qualitative Research; Expressed emotion.

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