Letters

Resuscitation

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7118.1308 (Published 15 November 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1308

New advisory statements on life support have been published

  1. P D Donnelly, Honorary senior lecturera,
  2. D Chamberlain (donnelly@caphm.demon.co.uk), Cochairman, International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCR)b,
  3. A J Handley, Chairman, working group on basic life support, ILCRb,
  4. D Assar, Associate directorb,
  5. C A Lester, Research fellowb
  1. a
  2. b Centre for Applied Public Health Medicine, Lansdowne Hospital, Cardiff CF1 8UL
  3. c Resuscitation Council (UK), 9 Fitzroy Square, London WIP 5AH

    Editor—Two important developments in cardiopulmonary resuscitation have occurred since Ballew wrote his article on recent advances in the techniques used.1 Firstly, Ballew's plea for the development of a standardised reporting system for cardiac arrests that occur in hospital has been answered by the publication of recommended guidelines on “the in-hospital Utstein style.”2 Secondly, the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (representing the European Resuscitation Council, the American Heart Association, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the Australian Resuscitation Council, the Resuscitation Council of South Africa, and the Resuscitation Council of Latin America) has now published its advisory statements on basic life support,3 advanced life support,4 and paediatric life support.5 These will promote the move to global guidelines and have already been adopted as the 1997 …

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