BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7146.1748a (Published 06 June 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1748

Trainees' adverse experiences of the new recovery position

  1. Steve Leaves, Resuscitation training officer,
  2. Peter Donnelly, Honorary senior lecturer,
  3. Carolyn Lester, Research fellow,
  4. David Assar, Associate director
  1. University of Wales College of Medicine, Centre for Applied Public Health Medicine, Temple of Peace and Health, Cardiff CF1 3NW
  2. Raigmore Hospital, Inverness IV2 3UJ

    EDITOR—In reply to the request by the Resuscitation Council UK1 to report experiences regarding the recovery position of the 1997 International Liaison Committee On Resuscitation (ILCOR 97),2 research carried out by a team in Cardiff has shown a number of important issues that need to be addressed.

    A comparison between the positions of the European Resuscitation Council 1992 (ERC 92)3 and ILCOR 97, in which 86 members of the community participated, has shown a marked preference for the ERC 92 recovery position. A self administered questionnaire was developed to elicit quantitative and qualitative information from adults attending emergency life support courses taught by Heartstart Cardiff and the Vale Instructors. The questionnaire used …

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