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Statements and resources on COVID-19 (Coronavirus), CPR and Resuscitation

In support of our healthcare community during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have produced a series of resources, including guidance, amended algorithms and statements.


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Tick_stroke RCUK welcomes Government commitment to publish clearer guidance around DNACPR 

RCUK welcomes the news that Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, has made a commitment to publish clearer guidance around DNACPR as soon as possible. We have heard too many stories of patients being pressured into agreeing not to have cardiopulmonary resuscitation attempted without any sense of shared decision-making or understanding of the relevance for them. 

Statements 18 July 2020

Tick_stroke Donna Campbell on delivering safe Immediate Life Support courses during the COVID-19 pandemic 

Donna Campbell, resuscitation department manager at James Cook University Hospital, explains how she has facilitated the safe delivery of RCUK Immediate Life Support (ILS) courses during the COVID-19 pandemic.   

Case study 08 July 2020

Tick_stroke Leeds ARNI course during COVID-19  

Leeds Children’s hospital successfully ran their 9th Advanced Resuscitation of the Newborn Infant (ARNI) course in June 2020. Many course candidates had been booked for over a year. Not wanting to let them down, the hospital successfully identified a way to run a safe, socially distanced course and ensure that professionals could continue to access vital training despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  

Case study 08 July 2020