The 1998 European Resuscitation Council guidelines for adult single rescuer basic life support

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 22 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:501

An error occurred in these guidelines by the Basic Life Support Working Group of the European Resuscitation Council (20 June, pp 1870-6). On p 1874 the paragraph before the heading “When to get help” should have read: “Finally, it must be emphasised that in spite of possible problems during training and in use, there is no doubt that placing an unconscious, breathing [not: non-breathing] victim into the recovery position can be life saving.


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