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* What's New - January 2015

 

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation
   (2nd edition)

The training manual Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (2nd edition) is now being sold at a reduced price. We have a limited stock of these and with the implementation of new CPR Guidelines in October 2015 the Resuscitation Council (UK) has no plans to develop a 3rd edition of this publication. 
No of Copies      Price per copy
1 - 249                £3
250 - 500            £2.50
Postage and packaging is included for deliveries in the UK
(If you would like to order more than 500 copies please contact us for prices).

This manual  can be used by any trainer/organisation and is suitable for those who wish to train in CPR and the use of an AED, whether they be healthcare providers, lay community responders or members of the public. The manual is based on Guidelines 2010 and focuses on links 2 and 3 of the Chain of Survival (i.e. early CPR and early defibrillation).  The aim of the manual is to:

  • provide the content of a CPR/AED course;
  • outline the learning outcomes that should be achieved;
  • give advice to resuscitation trainers on the delivery of CPR/AED training and the essential information required during a CPR/AED course;
  • provide a certificate that the candidate attended a CPR/AED course and correctly demonstrated the skills required on a manikin during simulated cardiac arrest;
  • provide a log-book for the candidate to complete as a record of training and re-training.


CPR Guidelines 2015 - ILCOR reviews ready for public comment
Publication of Resuscitation Council (UK) CPR Guidelines 2015
The Resuscitation Council (UK) CPR Guidelines are based on an international process coordinated by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).

ILCOR has an online public commenting process with the objective of providing transparent and rigorous treatment recommendations based on high-quality systematic evidence reviews. To comment on ILCOR systematic reviews go to www.ilcor.org/seers

As a stakeholder in resuscitation care, the RC (UK) encourages you or your organisation to participate in the ILCOR public comment process. Further reviews will be added over the next month.

ILCOR’s Consensus on Science with Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR) document is scheduled for online publication in the medical journals Circulation and Resuscitation on 15 October 2015.  The Resuscitation Council (UK) will publish resuscitation guidelines based in part on the CoSTR science review on 15 October 2015.

'The Chokeables' from St John Ambulance
The Resuscitation Council (UK) fully supports the new campaign by St John Ambulance; Dr Andrew Lockey explains why it's so important - 'The Chokeables highlights the potential danger of everyday objects to babies: a pen lid, a marble and even a jelly sweet. As an Emergency Physician I have seen several deaths caused by choking, a number of which could easily have been prevented by using first aid skills. St John's imaginative and engaging advert demonstrates how to help a choking baby in three swift steps. Their research found that 80% of parents wouldn't know how to administer the correct first aid if they found themselves in the situation. Let's help change this by watching and sharing The Chokeables, it is lifesaving information that every parent should watch.'
https://www.sja.org.uk/sja/support-us/our-campaigns/baby-choking-chokeables.aspx

Membership criteria updated
The Resuscitation Council (UK) has made changes to the criteria for becoming a member and increased the benefits offered to members.

Automated external defibrillators - A guide for maintained schools and
   academies

The Resuscitation Council (UK) is delighted to support this strategy, and we are grateful for the opportunity to contribute expertise to the guide. We commend the Department for Education for recognising the importance of swift access to a defibrillator and quality CPR for victims of a cardiac arrest. By cascading teaching and awareness of these vital steps to schools and surrounding communities, many lives will be saved as a result.

Consensus Paper on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in England
This consensus paper has been developed by the British Heart Foundation, Resuscitation Council (UK) and NHS England to help explain the analysis of data on the incidence and survival rates of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in England.

British Heart Foundation - Nation of Lifesavers
To coincide with European Restart a Heart day on 16 October the British Heart Foundation has launched its Nation of Lifesavers initiative.

(To support this, the BHF will provide a free Call Push Rescue training kit to any secondary school or non-profit making community group in the UK that applies to the BHF for it).

Decisions relating to CPR
Guidance on decisions relating to CPR from the British Medical Association, the Resuscitation Council (UK), and the Royal College of Nursing (previously known as the "Joint Statement") has been updated.




 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Page last updated 21 January 2015

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