Evaluating helping babies breathe: Training for healthcare workers at hospitals in Rwanda
2013 (English)In: Acta Paediatrica, ISSN 0803-5253, E-ISSN 1651-2227, Vol. 102, no 1, e34-e38 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Aim To evaluate the educational effectiveness of the Helping Babies Breathe programme. Methods: Knowledge of trainees from two district hospitals and one tertiary referral hospital was evaluated before and after training in 2010. A postcourse practical skills evaluation was performed on a Neonatalie Newborn Simulator. Participants underwent a re-evaluation after 3months. Results: One hundred eighteen trainees completed the course. The percentages of correct answers on a written test significantly increased from 77±15% to 91±9% (p<0.01) after training. The mean score obtained on a postcourse skill evaluation was 89±9%; 64% of the trainees achieved passing scores. Retesting 3months later showed that knowledge remained at the same level, while practical skills decreased to 83±16%, and the pass rate dropped significantly to 43% (p<0.01). Conclusion: Healthcare workers who participate in a Helping Babies Breathe programme can significantly improve their knowledge. While such knowledge is retained for at least 3months, skills dropped to unsatisfactory levels in that period of time, indicating the need for retraining in the interim or the acquisition of practical experience by such healthcare workers.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 102, no 1, e34-e38 p.
Education, Healthcare workers, Helping Babies Breathe, Hospital, Rwanda
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-192028DOI: 10.1111/apa.12034ISI: 000312313200017OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-192028DiVA: diva2:594412