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Medical students' experiences of resuscitation: a medical student’s perspective

Authors Bhanot R

Received 4 February 2018

Accepted for publication 27 February 2018

Published 3 May 2018 Volume 2018:9 Pages 303—304

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/AMEP.S164544

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Editor who approved publication: Dr Md Anwarul Majumder


Ravina Bhanot

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK

I read with great interest the study by Aggarwal and Khan1 exploring students’ experiences of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and witnessing discussion on resuscitation status. The duties of a UK doctor, as outlined in “Tomorrows’ Doctors”, indicate the requirement to provide, manage or direct CPR, yet the article suggests many are unconfident in performing CPR in emergency situations.2 As a fourth-year medical student and president of Barts and The London Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) society in 2017, three methods are proposed with the aim to instill confidence in medical students, which involve the following: performing CPR, retaining skills, and improving discussion on Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR).

View the original paper by Aggarwal and Khan.

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