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Did you know that every five years, based on lessons learned in the previous five years, are reevaluated and possibly changed the international guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, guidelines which are then implemented by individual stations 118 and turned into official protocols for the various resuscitation procedures in a patient in danger.

The European Resuscitation Council (ERC) has just issued, the 2010 guidelines that will form the basis for resuscitation for the next 5 years.

A tome of 233 pages that I am going to read. Who has already had a look that says there are no major differences compared to the 2005 Protocol but change some things, such as

  • compressions are carried out during the pre-charged shock of DAE
  • "not reflected" are no longer required the initial 2 minutes of CPR if the AED is available
  • non-exhaustive evaluation of the 10 seconds of the wrist to acknowledge the arrest in the pediatric

Recall that these are guidelines that must then be endorsed by the operations center 118, so for example, in the case of "no witness" since the 2010 guidelines speak of "are no longer required" but says that it is forbidden to make initial 2 minutes of CPR, it could also happen that some power plants to remain with the "old" system, while others suppress these initial two minutes of CPR.

I'll have more news there, eventually, when I analyzed in more detail the complete article, in the meantime, if you like, you can read the notes on the article , in Italian, issued by the Italian Resuscitation Council (IRC).

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4 Responses to "The new ERC Guidelines 2010 for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation"

  • Luke writes:

    I know that are downsizing amnche also the use of oxygen (iperossiemia) ...
    I do not know how to you by us, however, respecting the protocol, it was always \ high flow \ ... we'll see what will change in the lives of every day! :-)


    ps: I also bring all the post I : P


    Emiliano Bruni Reply:

    It is true. I had noticed it too. Even here is "high flow" while now it seems that there are some assessments to do with the oximeter to be done within certain parameters and saturation iperossiemia prevent the restoration of vital functions. But I still have to read well to understand :-D


  • Luke writes:

    Yes but not limited to ROSC, touched on the EPI and oxygenation in the treatment of angina pectoris!

    Chau! : D

    ps: posted : P


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