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Specializes in School Nursing. Has 9 years experience.

Do you think it is feasible to do virtual CPR training for staff? I'd love to hear your opinions.

JenTheSchoolRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in School nursing.

My state had one portion virtual, but the hands on dummy stuff has to be in person.

I actually need to re certify, so I'm doing it this way with the folks I usually hire to come to campus to train some of my staff.

SchoolNurse91, BSN, RN

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 9 years experience.

My district wants all training to be done virtually, but I don't see how we could do the hands on virtually. I just wanted to see if anyone had suggestions!

JenTheSchoolRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in School nursing.

Just now, SchoolNurse91 said:

My district wants all training to be done virtually, but I don't see how we could do the hands on virtually. I just wanted to see if anyone had suggestions!

I don't think it can be done effectively virtually. You need a skills assessment and you need to be in person for it.

Place I use that usually comes in is doing a one-year skill assessment portion with very small groups, social distancing, masks, etc.

Do you teach it yourself or work with an outside group that does it?

SchoolNurse91, BSN, RN

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 9 years experience.

4 minutes ago, JenTheSchoolRN said:

I don't think it can be done effectively virtually. You need a skills assessment and you need to be in person for it.

Place I use that usually comes in is doing a one-year skill assessment portion with very small groups, social distancing, masks, etc.

Do you teach it yourself or work with an outside group that does it?

I teach it myself.

JenTheSchoolRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in School nursing.

1 minute ago, SchoolNurse91 said:

I teach it myself.

Ah. What state are you in?

What about very small groups? How many people does your school want/need to train?

llg, PhD, RN

Specializes in Nursing Professional Development. Has 44 years experience.

My hospital did it all virtually this year. The AHA has a great online, self-paced portion that we have used for a few years. I think it is better than an in-person class because you have to interact with the program a lot. It really forces you to memorize the sequence of steps. The simulations are surprisingly effective for practice.

We just used that online module for a couple of years and then went to small group "skills check-offs" that gave you some practice with mannequins and check-offs. But this year, we bought fancier mannequins that were hooked to a computer. After completing the online module ... people went into the simulation alone and the computer ran them through some practice and simulations. You could try as many times as you needed to until you could get it right.

People have liked it -- but the special mannequins etc. are expensive. The online module for the classroom portion is charged by the person.

nursetlm, ADN

Has 9 years experience.

The travel company I have my Summer job through told me I could use this online renewal program/ I have not verified or looked at it much yet though.

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ruby_jane, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing. Has 12 years experience.

AHA said that they would honor and extend renewals through the end of this year.

It might be good to have people doing the refresher video. But our CPR classes tend to be crowded affairs in classrooms with three people to a manikin.

So - research whether there is an extension on the CPR card or not before you worry too much about this. When I last recerted I worked with our children's hospital on the hands-on part (hardest CPR I've ever done outside of real CPR). If it's possible they can do the hands-on part for the critical employees that would be super.

Flare, ASN, BSN

Specializes in school nursing, ortho, trauma.

I was an instructor for ages, but I let it drop this year in favor of just getting regular hc provider certification. The local hospital system does it fairly cheap.