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  1. Ethics Guidelines

    A new section which outlines core ethical principles, and UK law around resuscitation. These guidelines should be operationalised in accordance with national mental capacity law.  

  2. Executive summary of the main changes since the 2015 Guidelines

    An introduction to the 2021 Guidelines, including details of key changes.

  3. Systems saving lives Guidelines

    These guidelines describe a number of system-level factors that can improve the management of cardiac arrest patients and provide best practice guidance for interventions to improve outcomes for both out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA).

  4. Guidelines Process

    Information about how the 2021 Guidelines were developed.

  5. Adult basic life support Guidelines

    Information about the confidence, knowledge and skills needed to act when someone sustains an out of hospital cardiac arrest.

  6. Adult advanced life support Guidelines

    Guidelines for treating adults who require advanced life support, including concise guidelines for clinical practice.

  7. References

    A list of ERC references used in the 2021 Guidelines.

  8. Special circumstances Guidelines

    A new section for Guidelines 2021, this section covers important situations where modifications or additions to existing guidelines may be of benefit to the patient.

  9. Post-resuscitation care Guidelines

    Guidelines on the management of patients post-cardiac arrest.

  10. Paediatric basic life support Guidelines

    Guidelines for healthcare professionals and the general public on giving CPR to a child in cardiac arrest.