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Hjärtsäkerhet på svenska hälso- och fitnessanläggningar
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In the United States, see recommendations for cardiac safety of sports arenas but also to health and fitness facilities. However, this does not exist in Sweden today. Objective: The purpose of this study is to identify the health- and fitness facilities today are equipped with respect to cardiac safety and specifically relating to preparedness for cardiac arrest. Method: Quantitative data are collected and compiled with the help of a questionnaire. The questionnaire contained 19 questions in total. Random selection of plants and a total of 263 facilities contributed 88 plants in the study. The loss was 67 %. Results: Of the 88 facilities was the 94 % who were trained and certified in cardiac cardiopulmonary resuscitation and 66 % in advanced cardiac cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Just over half of all plants had AED. Half of the establishments, which had more than 10 minutes to the nearest hospitals had no AED and of these, 75 % were privately owned. Conclusion: Preparedness for cardiac arrest on our health and fitness facilities seems to be good, for example, most of the facilities that responded to the questionnaire had AED and practical training of the staff. Most are also trained and certified in cardiac cardiopulmonary resuscitation. But there is room for improvement, for example, only about half of all holdings with > 10 minutes to the hospital had no AED and three facilities lacked both AED and trained staff in CRP. Guidelines are needed on preparedness for acute cardiac events on health and fitness facilities in Sweden, just as there are in the United States today.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 38 p.
Keyword [sv]
Hjärtstillestånd, defibrillator, Sverige, enkät, gym
National Category
Other Medical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-20479OAI: diva2:537368
Subject / course
Sports Medicine
2012-06-26, 13:38 (Swedish)
Available from: 2012-06-26 Created: 2012-06-26 Last updated: 2012-06-26Bibliographically approved

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