Virtual Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training ‎During the COVID-19 Crisis?‎

Virtual Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training ‎During the COVID-19 Crisis?‎


  • Roohie Farzaneh Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, ‎Iran. ‎ ‎
  • Amirabbas Baharfar Student Research Committee, Ramsar Campus, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Ramsar, Iran.‎
  • Flora Rahimaghaee Nursing group, Medical faculty, Tonekabon Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mazandaran, Iran.‎
  • Somayyeh Ahmadnezhad ‎Department of Emergency Medicine, Ramsar Campus, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Ramsar, ‎Iran.‎


Virtual education‎, Traditional education‎, Medical Intern‎, Cardiopulmonary ‎resuscitation


Objective: This study was conducted to determine the effect of cardiopulmonary ‎resuscitation training using the combined training method and the traditional method on ‎knowledge and check the skills of medical interns. ‎

Methods: This semi-experimental before and after the study was conducted on 50 interns ‎of the emergency medicine course at Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences (Ramsar ‎Campus). Thirty individuals received traditional training (4-hour theory class, live ‎demonstration, and practice on mannequins), and a group of 20 individuals received combined ‎training with virtual training (theoretical training in the form of a video). ‎

Results: The findings showed that the average knowledge score after training was 16.2 in ‎the traditional group and 17 in the combined group, which did not show any statistically ‎significant difference (P=0.529). The average skill level of these individuals in the ‎traditional group was equal to 11 and in the combined group was equal to 11.5 and there was ‎no significant difference (P=0.895). But the findings indicate an increase in the knowledge ‎and skills of the individual in the two groups after the training (P<0.001). ‎

Conclusion: The findings of the present study showed that virtual education has not caused ‎a disturbance in the improvement of students' acquired knowledge and skills in traditional ‎education, and this can be used as a less expensive and more suitable method than the ‎traditional method in the conditions of lack of resources and time or COVID-19 related ‎quarantines.‎


Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences.

Conflicts of interest:


Authors' contributions: 

SA and AB wrote the study protocol, collected datasets, SA, AB, FR and RF performed statistical analyses, and wrote the manuscript.

Acknowledgments ‎


Ethical considerations

The study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of Ramsar Campus- Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences with the code IR.MAZUMS.RIB.REC.1400.062.


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Farzaneh, R., Baharfar, A., Rahimaghaee, F., & Ahmadnezhad, S. (2023). Virtual Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training ‎During the COVID-19 Crisis?‎. Updates in Emergency Medicine, 2(2). Retrieved from



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