Degree Name

Master of Nursing (Hons.)


The aim of this study was twofold. Firstly, to investigate the number of teachers with Resuscitation training and secondly, to identify how many students are receiving Resuscitation instruction while at school. Presently, there is no uniformity in the method of First Aid and Resuscitation instruction for students in New South Wales High Schools. Current epidemiological data suggest that the selected region examined in this study is representative of the state of New South Wales. The author posits Resuscitation skills as an essential part of schooling and daily living. The teacher/student relationship is such that the teacher is under a duty of care requiring, among other things, that the teacher knows Resuscitation skills in case of an emergency.



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