Resuscitation training for medical students in the United Kingdom--a comparison with the United States of America

This source preferred by Gary Smith

Authors: Smith, G.B. and Hill, S.L.

Journal: Intensive Care Med.

Volume: 13

Issue: 4

Pages: 260-265

Resuscitation training for medical students and junior doctors in the United Kingdom and United States was compared using questionnaires sent to medical schools in both countries. A marked deficiency in the provision of cardiopulmonary resuscitation training has been demonstrated in the United Kingdom; however, in the United States, the availability of uniform certifiable teaching is now widespread. Suggestions for the improvement of training in the United Kingdom are expected to increase medical student proficiency in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The need for training in basic and advanced resuscitation prior to graduation from medical school is stressed

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