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Resuscitation skills of MRCP candidates: one year on

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 21 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:195
  1. P F S Prior-Willeard,
  2. J David
  1. Resuscitation training officer Consultant physician and rheumatologist Royal Berkshire and Battle Hospitals NHS Trust, Battle Hospital, Reading RG3 1AG

    EDITOR,—In June 1993 we reported on the quality of the resuscitation skills of 30 candidates taking the second part of the membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP).1 Their knowledge of the then current Resuscitation Council guidelines for managing cardiac arrest was lacking. We concluded that this was probably the result of poor resuscitation training in medical schools and their current places of work.1

    A year later we repeated the assessment on 31 candidates preparing for the same examination. …

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