Background: Nurses are expected to use cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques because they are skilled at caring for patients with life-threatening diseases.
Aim: To assess nurses' knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and to identify the relationship between nurses' knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and some demographic variables.
Methods: 41 nurses from the Emergency Teaching Hospital in Sulaimani City participated in this study. In the present study, a non-probability convenience sampling technique was applied. The study used questionnaires that had been designed according to the 2010 AHA guidelines for assessing knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Results: The result of the present study indicates that most nurses had fair knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (%63.4), More than a fourth (%26.8) had good knowledge, and only (%9.8) had poor knowledge. Knowledge of nurses affected by marital status (p < 0.05).
Conclusions: This study has revealed that most nurses at the Emergency Teaching Hospital in Sulaimani City had good knowledge about cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and there is a significant association between marital status and the level of knowledge of CPR. P value < 0.05.
Recommendation: Depending on the findings of the study, we recommend that there is a need to improve the education of cardiopulmonary resuscitation among nurses in Emergency Teaching Hospital, which will help to reduce the rate of mortality from cardiac arrest in the community.