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2019 ILCOR/AHA Update
November 14, 2019 ILCOR & AHA Published Annual Update

Starting in 2017 ILCOR and AHA annually review the published studies related to resuscitation science and update their guidelines.  ILCOR annually review published studies as a continual,ongoing process.Then a summary of these updates are published in the December issue of the AHA Journal "Circulation".  

This year's updates include recommendations on Dispatcher-Assisted CPR, oxygen delivery for newborns, pediatric ventilation during CPR, continued support for the 2017 Update recommendations on initiating continuous compressions during high-quality CPR by delivering ventilations using a BVM rather than attempting advanced airway placement when appropriate, ECPR, Targeted Temperature Management in pediatric patients. presyncope, ventilation using BVM versus advanced airway placement in adults, and epinephrine versus vasopressin use and rationale for recommendations.

Please click on the links below to read the published articles.

2019 ILCOR AHA Updates





Dispatcher-Assisted CPR & Cardiac Arrest Centers



Pediatric Basic Life Support



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