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Colleges join forces to issue guidance on resuscitation training

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 28 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:998
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    Four major professional medical organisations have joined forces to try to improve the standard of training for staff involved in resuscitation and to improve resuscitation provision in the United Kingdom.

    The guidelines, from the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Royal College of Physicians, the Intensive Care Society, and the Resuscitation Council, have been drawn up to address perceived variations from one healthcare facility to another in the level of treatment received.

    Although at the moment individual hospitals' resuscitation rates are not available, and are therefore not used as performance indicators, the Healthcare Commission may …

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