In recent years, the scale and pace of new clinical trials and observational studies in resuscitation science has grown rapidly. This prompted ILCOR to review its approach to evidence synthesis and to transition from a 5-yearly CoSTR to more regular updates. The first update was published in November 2017.
The ERC will maintain a five-yearly cycle for routine updates to its guidelines. Compelling data which challenge the current guidelines will be identified for high priority implementation.
CoSTR 2017 focuses on the relationship between chest compression and ventilation during CPR.
In her end of year message, International Council of Nurses President Annette Kennedy described 2020 as the year that changed the world, the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife that we could not have expected or planned for.