The ACEM fellowship focuses on ARC guidelines for defibrillation. See this post for the current standards of practise and controversies.
The most recent BLS 2015 guidelines (ILCOR 2015) retain many of the 2010 recommendations, again reinforcing the chain of survival. However, there is an increased emphasis on simplification of compression method, good quality bystander CPR and encouragement thereof, dispatcher guided CPR and early defibrillation. Fig. 2.1 The interactions between the emergency medical dispatcher, the bystander who […]
There have been some great ‘hands only’ CPR campaigns in the past year or so, with Vinnie Jones from the UK and Ken Jeong from the USA using disco to save lives. These were both a step forward from previous attempts at making CPR ‘sexy’. However, the Canadians have gone really WTF (weird, transcedent, funtabulous?) […]