We would like to introduce you to the lay members of the Patient Advisory Group (PAG). This group was formed in March 2012 to provide the Council with the public and patient perspective on all areas relating to resuscitation. You will see from their backgrounds and experience how important their contributions are to the development of guidelines, of standards for resuscitation, of other publications by the Council, and for decisions relating to resuscitation.
Each member of the group was invited to join initially on a three year term. Lay representatives are not required to have a medical background in order to join the group. They attend meetings on new guidelines and standards to give input from both patient and family perspectives. All members have had a personal experience of cardiac arrest situations and are passionate about increasing awareness of CPR and related matters to the general public.