Guidance: CPR

On this page, you’ll find a selection of resources that are useful to those with an interest in CPR training and practice.


CPR, AEDs and the law: A guide on the obligations and responsibilities of those who attempt the resuscitation of anyone suffering a suspected sudden cardiac arrest, and to provide guidance for organisations that are contemplating providing life-saving equipment and training for those who might use it. 

Management of cardiac arrest during neurosurgery in adults: This guidance covers the management of cardiac arrest during neurosurgery in adult patients.

Consensus Paper on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in England: This paper helps explain the analysis of data on the incidence and survival rates of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in England.


Lifesaver: Step inside, save a life. Resuscitation Council UK’s interactive training game will put you at the centre of four action-packed emergencies, helping you learn the crucial skills that will help you save a life. 

e-Lifesaver: Designed for workforce learning, e-Lifesaver is a SCORM-compliant digital education tool that puts users at the heart of the action in an emergency and teaches them the right choices to make in order to save a life.

CPR training resources: More information on how you can learn CPR skills.


Requirements for resuscitation training: Resuscitation Council UK and the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation have released a joint statement.

Statement on Cough CPR: Resuscitation Council UK fact-check ‘Cough CPR’ posts that circulate online.