Development of human resources in nursing: a collaborative initiative in CPR.

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Journal of continuing education in nursing





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BACKGROUND: An international collaborative project between Jordanian and Canadian University nursing faculty was developed to enhance staff development for practicing nurses in Jordan. A needs assessment indicated a lack of knowledge and performance among staff nurses in emergency situations. METHOD: Using the "train-the-trainer" concept, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) workshops were organized and implemented in three government and one military hospital. University faculty developed and conducted the first workshops when local trainers were prepared to provide the program in their institutions. RESULTS: Local trainers currently provide CPR workshops on an ongoing basis in their institutions. To date, 10 hospitals and one health center have requested CPR workshops for nursing staff. CONCLUSION: The CPR workshops met the needs of the hospital nursing community and strengthened the partnership between the university faculty and local community staff nurses.