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* What's New - December 2014


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

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.

Management of cardiac arrest during neurosurgery in adults
The Working Group of the Resuscitation Council (UK), in conjunction with Neuroanaesthesia Society of Great Britain and Ireland, and Society of British Neurological Surgeons has published a guide covering the management of cardiac arrest during neurosurgery

Published journal paper by NCAA entitled 'Incidence and outcome of in-hospital cardiac arrest in the United Kingdom National Cardiac Arrest Audit' available
The paper can be downloaded until 23 August 2014 - no sign up or registration to the journal website is needed - just click and read!

Quality standards for CPR: Mental Health - inpatient care released
You can view/download the documents from our Quality Standards page.

A guide to Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)
This guide provides information about AEDs and how they can be deployed
in the community to help resuscitate a victim of cardiac arrest.

New Quality Standards for CPR training and practice have been released
You can view/download the documents from our Quality Standards page


Page last updated 2 December 2014

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