For health professionals and healthcare organisations

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.

e-Lifesaver

Workplace training tool e-Lifesaver is free to the NHS for six months and meets the national standard for CPR and AED awareness training.

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Research and Development

As part of our drive to build our knowledge of what best practice in resuscitation means, RCUK funds and supports resuscitation research projects across the UK.

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Tick_stroke Resuscitation Council UK introduces version 3 of ReSPECT form

Following feedback from professionals, patients and their families, Resuscitation Council UK has improved the ReSPECT (Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment) process which supports conversations about care in a future emergency. Version 3 of the ReSPECT form is even more patient-centred than previous versions and contains more prompts for explicit clinical reasoning.

News 15 September 2020

Tick_stroke ‘Learn CPR right now’ urge Resuscitation Council UK, highlighting updated CPR guidance for COVID-19

We're encouraging the public to give people their best chance of survival by learning skills in CPR right now, citing recent studies that show how fewer people have performed bystander CPR during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Press release 03 September 2020

Tick_stroke Fast-acting bystander saves life with CPR

Learning CPR gave Peter the skills and confidence to save a life. He's urging others to learn CPR right now, and be prepared to perform CPR in an emergency.

Case study 03 September 2020