• Resuscitation Council UK 2015 Guidelines released!

    by Alan Batt. Last modified: 15/10/15


    These new guidelines are the culmination of many years of international collaboration to improve the practice and teaching of resuscitation medicine in order to improve survival from cardiorespiratory arrest.1,2 English ambulance services initiate resuscitation on about 28,000 people who sustain an OHCA each year (52 cases per 100,000 inhabitants) and approximately 8% survive to leave hospital.3 Data from the UK National Cardiac Arrest Audit (NCAA) indicate that in-hospital cardiac arrest occurs in 1.6 per 1000 hospital admissions with rate of survival to hospital discharge of 18.4%.4 Recent international data suggest that survival rates after both in- and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest are slowly improving.5-7 It is hoped that refinements in resuscitation guidelines will continue to contribute to increasing survival rates.

    The process used to produce the Resuscitation Council (UK) Guidelines 2015 has been accredited by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

    Read the guidelines for free here: https://www.resus.org.uk/resuscitation-guidelines/

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    Alan Batt

    Alan Batt

    Paramedic, educator, researcher
    Alan is a critical care paramedic, paramedic educator and prehospital researcher, currently working around the world as an educator and researcher. He has previously worked and studied across Europe, North America and the Middle East. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Intensive Care Paramedic Studies, and an MSc in Critical Care. His main interests are in care of the elderly, end-of-life care, patient safety, professionalism (including role and identity), and paramedic education.

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