Implementation of a CPR Training Program for Employees of a Migrant Farm Worker Health Outreach

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Traci Gregory (Creator)
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Abstract: Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a growing public health issue that disproportionately impacts low socioeconomic status groups. Latinos are significantly more likely to suffer SCD and less likely to survive neurologically intact. This disparity is mainly believed to be due to low rates of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in this community. The aim of this DNP quality improvement project was to educate and equip employees of a migrant farmworker health outreach to provide hands-only CPR training to Latino migrant farmworkers. The participating outreach employees (n=3) were provided with an American Heart Association approved curriculum and ten inflatable mannequins. An initial hands-on training session was provided with a review of available resources. Over the course of two months, the participants provided hands-only CPR training sessions to migrant workers during regularly scheduled outreach visits. During implementation a total of 55 migrant workers were educated. Based on follow-up survey results, none of the participants felt comfortable teaching hands-only CPR, 66% felt well prepared, 100% felt the training and materials were appropriate for migrant farmworkers, and 100% planned to continue providing the education.

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Language: English
Date: 2020
Bystandard CPR, Hands-only CPR, Migrant farmworker, Latino, Sudden Cardiac Death

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