Which areas of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiovascular care (ECC) are covered in the ERC guidelines?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Catharine A Bon, MD; Chief Editor: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD  more...
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The ERC guidelines provide detailed algorithms and recommendations in 10 areas, which are updated and published every 5 years in separate papers. The 2015 guidelines cover the following areas:

  • Adult BLS [46]

  • Adult ACLS [47]

  • Cardiac arrest in special circumstances [48]

  • Postresuscitation care [49]

  • Pediatric life support [50]

  • Neonatal resuscitation [51]

  • Acute coronary syndromes [52]

  • First aid [53]

  • Principles of education in resuscitation [54]

  • The ethics of resuscitation and end-of-life decisions [55]


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