CPR guidelines 2015
The 2015 CPR Guidelines are due to be published later this year, in this blog post we speculate on some expected changes and the impact this may have for first aiders and first aid trainers who will be teaching the new guidelines.
International guidelines on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation are co-ordinated by The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) which brings together representatives from resuscitation organisations across the world.
ILCOR last revised the CPR guidelines in 2010, changes included:
– Emphasising high quality CPR
– Promoting the importance of chest compressions and advocating a CAB approach – compressions, airway, breathing
In order to update guidelines for 2015, ILCOR will appraise all the evidence around resuscitation and come up with a new set of guidance for performing CPR.
Whilst it is difficult to speculate on the content of the new 2015 CPR guidelines, it is expected the update will further push the subject of high quality chest compressions. There may also be further changes for emergency medical staff who care for patients who have undergone a successful resuscitation.
We will update this post when we know more about the new 2015 CPR guidelines!