Facilitating Bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training in high-risk areas study
We know that if someone nearby knows how to do CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and use a machine to restart their heart, it can be the difference between life and death for someone who has a cardiac arrest.
In some areas, people are more likely to have a cardiac arrest combined with less chance of a bystander doing CPR before an ambulance arrives. We are calling these high-risk areas, which are often poorer and have a mix of people from diverse communities living there.
We want to listen to people from high-risk areas to work out why this is happening and find out:
- Things that stop people from helping someone having a cardiac arrest
- Things that would help them get involved
We will come up with and test solutions to help bystanders help a person who is having a cardiac arrest.
The study has three parts using the following methods:
- Realist synthesis, informed by the Theoretical Domains Framework, of published literature and data from workshops with people from communities with characteristics of high-risk areas.
- Theoretically informed intervention development building on the synthesis findings.
- Realist implementation evaluation with embedded feasibility in up to six English high-risk areas.
In collaboration with people from Black African and Caribbean and South Asian communities in more deprived areas we aim to:
- Identify reasons for low bystander resuscitation rates in those communities living in high-risk areas through literature and primary evidence synthesis
- Develop, implement, and evaluate theoretically informed interventions.
University of Warwick
Funding Body: National Institute for Health and Care Research
Period: November 2021 - October 2024