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Table 4 Knowledge of current Australian and New Zealand Committee on Resuscitation (ANZCOR) protocols

From: Knowledge and perceptions of cardiopulmonary resuscitation amongst New Zealand podiatrists: a web-based survey

Statement True/False Correct
n %
Incorrect
n %
Correct compressions/ventilations ratio on an adult patient is 30:2 (n = 157) True 148 94.3 9 5.7
Stop CPR if patient not recovered after 15–20 min (n = 158) False 145 91.8 13 8.2
The recommended compression depth for adults during CPR is > 5 cm (n = 158) True 132 83.5 26 16.5
Take no longer than 10 s to check for breathing in an unresponsive patient True 124 79.0 33 19.3
The AED can be used on infants and children under 8 years of age (n = 158) True 104 65.8 54 34.2
The first step at a medical emergency is to check if the victim is responsive (n = 158) False 97 61.4 61 38.6
If alone with adult patient go for help before starting CPR (n = 158) True 91 57.6 67 42.4
Each rescue breath during CPR should take 1 s (n = 158) True 78 49.4 80 50.6
Compression rate during CPR is 80–100 per minute (n = 158) False 78 49.4 80 50.6
The AED will advise a shock for all victims of cardiac arrest (n = 158) False 69 43.7 89 56.3
Reassess the victim after every 2 min of CPR to check for recovery (n = 158) False 32 20.3 126 79.7