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Resuscitation Council (UK)

The Resuscitation Council (UK) is the United Kingdom body responsible for setting central standards for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and related disciplines, and is a member of the European Resuscitation Council,[1] which in turn is part of the international standards body, the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation or 'ILCOR'.[2]

History

The Resuscitation Council (UK) was formed in August 1981 by a group of medical professionals with a shared interest in resuscitation, and has an objective of educating both the lay public and health care professionals in the most effective resuscitation methods.[3]

Aims

The Resuscitation Council aims to:[3]

  • To encourage research into methods of resuscitation
  • To study resuscitation teaching techniques
  • To establish appropriate guidelines for resuscitation procedures
  • To promote the teaching of resuscitation as established in the guidelines
  • To establish and maintain standards for resuscitation
  • To foster good working relations between all organisations involved in resuscitation and to produce and publish training aids and other literature concerned with the organisation of resuscitation and its teaching

References

External links

  • Resuscitation Council (UK) Official Website
  • European Resuscitation Council Official Website
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