Nurses’ Self-Efficacy Regarding Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: A Literature Review

  •  Ayman Ateq Alamri    
  •  Omar Ghazi Baker    


Early detection and effective resuscitation response are critical to the survival of cardiac arrest patients. Nursing staff are frequently the initial responders to cardiac arrest patients. The level of self-efficacy lessens the anxiety of new nursing graduates and enhances their ability to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). This paper aimed to investigate the relationship between self-efficacy and nurses’ abilities regarding CPR. Self-efficacy refers to “beliefs in one’s capacity to arrange and execute the courses of action required to achieve specific attainments”. Two main categories discussed in this study include self-efficacy of nurses about CPR and factors affecting their self-efficacy. As a result, nurses must have the essential knowledge and attitude, and trust in their self-efficacy to provide adequate nursing care to cardiac patients. Furthermore, nurses need to be prepared regarding CPR’s knowledge and self-efficacy before delivering it, since these are crucial aspects that affect CPR delivery.

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