Advances in Management and Applied Economics

Comparative Analysis of Cost-Effectiveness in Basic Life Support Training: Traditional Learning versus Distance Learning

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    Cardiovascular diseases are one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Fact is that the successful treatment of such conditions requires, both the immediate detection - diagnosis of the (cardiac) arrest, and a rapid reaction to its treatment, with an immediate start of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. In order to achieve a rapid response at the scene of the incident, a specialized and mass education of citizens is imperative. The use of new technologies and Distance Learning is the spearhead in this attempt to deal with cardiac arrest incidents on the spot. The aim of the presented study is to calculate the training costs for both Traditional Learning and Distance Learning in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and to compare it, based on the most cost-effective training method.