Literature Review

Initiative Description: Systematic review on school-based first aid interventions targeting students aged between 10 and 18 years.

Study Results: There is generally positive support for improvement in knowledge, skills, and retention of first aid, BLS and/or CPR material following school-based interventions. Research supported programs with longer durations that included both practical and didactic components. A number of studies that contained at least 3 hours of lesson time reported significant improvements in knowledge and retention of information, ranging from 3 to 12 months postintervention.

Reference: Reveruzzi, B., Buckley, L., & Sheehan, M. (2016). School-based first aid training programs: a systematic review. Journal Of School Health, 86(4), 266-272.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good