2020 Universal Guidelines for First aid and Basic Life Support

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      On October 21, 2020, the American Heart Association®, Inc. (AHA) simultaneously
      released updated guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and
      emergency cardiac care (ECC) as well as updated proprietary training products for
      basic life support (BLS), advanced cardiac life support, and pediatric advanced life
      On October 27, 2020 the AHA and the American Red Cross (ARC) also published
      a focused update for first aid.2 All North American emergency care training
      organizations, publishers of emergency care training programs, and other
      producers of emergency care materials and treatment protocols are now beginning
      a revision.
      The AHA’s guidelines update is largely based on the International Liaison
      Committee on Resuscitation’s (ILCOR) continuous review of the medical literature
      regarding resuscitation, cardiac arrest, first aid, and its associated instruction.3
      ILCOR’s mission is to promote, disseminate, and advocate international
      implementation of evidence-informed resuscitation and first aid.
      The AHA is one of eight member councils of ILCOR.4 The ILCOR International
      Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular
      Care Science with Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR)5 and AHA guideline
      publications reflect treatment recommendations for emergency medical care and
      instruction based on the most current consensus of scientific evidence.


      The revised guidelines do not imply that emergency care or instruction involving the use of earlier guidelines or treatment.

      Stay tuned as we will share with you the revisions to update your knowledge on the latest guideline in providing emergency care!

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