Effects of a first aid coaching program on first aid knowledge, confidence, and performance of child care teachers

Juhee Lee, Won-Oak Oh

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to develop a first aid coaching program (FACP) and to investigate its effects on the first aid knowledge, confidence, and performance of childcare teachers. Methods: A Delphi survey that included 16 experts was used to develop the FACP. A total of 60 participants were included to test the effectiveness of the program. The FACP developed using the survey results focused on improving first aid knowledge, confidence, and performance using a coaching-based method. First aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) performance was assessed using 39 items from the program content. Results: Using a 3-round Delphi survey, 6 areas and 42 detailed topics for group and individual coaching programs were developed. The knowledge scores were significantly higher in the experimental group than in the control group (t=4.24, p=.001). The confidence scores were significantly higher in the experimental group than in the control group (F=3.89, p < .001). The performance scores were significantly higher in the experimental group than in the control group (t=12.40, p < .001). Conclusion: Continuous application of the FACP among child care teachers is expected to minimize the harm caused by minor accidents at child care facilities. This program should be formally implemented on a consistent basis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)310-318
Number of pages9
JournalChild Health Nursing Research
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jul 1

Keywords

  • Coaching
  • Delphi technique
  • First aid
  • Health education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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