Date of Award

Fall 12-17-2018

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Educational Leadership

Committee Chair

Dr. Debbie Bradney

Committee Member

Dr. Holly Gould

Committee Member

Dr. John Walker


Providing accurate feedback is an important component of teaching CPR skills. An important part of providing accurate feedback is being able to accurately assess specific skills. In a cross- sectional experimental design, 33 CPR instructors were recruited to assess six 2-minute pre- recorded videos of 2-person CPR skills. The subjective assessment measures were compared to the objective manikin measures from a Laerdal Resusci-Anne® QCPR manikin. Results indicated statistically significant differences between the subjective and objective measures in all skills assessed (chest compression rate, chest compression depth, chest recoil, hand placement, ventilation volume, and total cycles). Instructor teaching experience (in years and classes taught) was also discovered not to be statistically significant in instructors’ ability to accurately assess CPR skills. Results of this study appear to support the AHA’s requirement for use of chest compression depth and chest compression rate feedback devices in CPR classes beginning January 2019. Continued research on this topic is warranted.