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Deliberate Practice of Motor Skills in Nursing Education: CPR as Exemplar
Nursing Education Perspectives (2011)
  • Suzan Kardong-Edgren, Washington State University

Our study explored the effects of deliberate practice on the retention of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) psychomotor skills among nursing students. The practice sessions were short, six minutes a session one time a month. Differences in performance between students who had deliberate practice and a control group, with no practice beyond the initial training, were compared every three months for one year. The intervention group performed better than the control over the 12 months. There is a need in nursing education for deliberate practice of relevant and high-use skills for students to improve their performance and gradually develop their expertise.

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation,
  • Deliberate Practice,
  • Psychomotor Skills,
  • Nursing Students,
  • Manikins
Publication Date
September 1, 2011
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Citation Information
Suzan Kardong-Edgren. "Deliberate Practice of Motor Skills in Nursing Education: CPR as Exemplar" Nursing Education Perspectives Vol. 32 Iss. 5 (2011)
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