2019 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations: Summary From the Basic Life Support; Advanced Life Support; Pediatric Life Support; Neonatal Life Support; Education, Implementation, and Teams; and First Aid Task Forces

Jasmeet Soar, Ian Maconochie, Myra H. Wyckoff, Theresa M. Olasveengen, Eunice M. Singletary, Robert Greif, Richard Aickin, Farhan Bhanji, Michael W. Donnino, Mary E. Mancini, Jonathan P. Wyllie, David Zideman, Lars W. Andersen, Dianne L. Atkins, Khalid Aziz, Jason Bendall, Katherine M. Berg, David C. Berry, Blair L. Bigham, Robert BinghamThomaz Bittencourt Couto, Bernd W. Böttiger, Vere Borra, Janet E. Bray, Jan Breckwoldt, Steven C. Brooks, Jason Buick, Clifton W. Callaway, Jestin N. Carlson, Pascal Cassan, Maaret Castrén, Wei Tien Chang, Nathan P. Charlton, Adam Cheng, Sung Phil Chung, Julie Considine, Keith Couper, Katie N. Dainty, Jennifer Anne Dawson, Maria Fernanda de Almeida, Allan R. de Caen, Charles D. Deakin, Ian R. Drennan, Jonathan P. Duff, Jonathan L. Epstein, Raffo Escalante, Raúl J. Gazmuri, Elaine Gilfoyle, Asger Granfeldt, Anne Marie Guerguerian, Ruth Guinsburg, Tetsuo Hatanaka, Mathias J. Holmberg, Natalie Hood, Shigeharu Hosono, Ming Ju Hsieh, Tetsuya Isayama, Taku Iwami, Jan L. Jensen, Vishal Kapadia, Han Suk Kim, Monica E. Kleinman, Peter J. Kudenchuk, Eddy Lang, Eric Lavonas, Helen Liley, Swee Han Lim, Andrew Lockey, Bo Lofgren, Matthew Huei Ming Ma, David Markenson, Peter A. Meaney, Daniel Meyran, Lindsay Mildenhall, Koenraad G. Monsieurs, William Montgomery, Peter T. Morley, Laurie J. Morrison, Vinay M. Nadkarni, Kevin Nation, Robert W. Neumar, Kee Chong Ng, Tonia Nicholson, Nikolaos Nikolaou, Chika Nishiyama, Gabrielle Nuthall, Shinichiro Ohshimo, Deems Okamoto, Brian O'Neil, Gene Yong-Kwang Ong, Edison F. Paiva, Michael Parr, Jeffrey L. Pellegrino, Gavin D. Perkins, Jeffrey Perlman, Yacov Rabi, Amelia Reis, Joshua C. Reynolds, Giuseppe Ristagno, Charles C. Roehr, Tetsuya Sakamoto, Claudio Sandroni, Stephen M. Schexnayder, Barnaby R. Scholefield, Naoki Shimizu, Markus B. Skrifvars, Michael A. Smyth, David Stanton, Janel Swain, Edgardo Szyld, Janice Tijssen, Andrew Travers, Daniele Trevisanuto, Christian Vaillancourt, Patrick Van de Voorde, Sithembiso Velaphi, Tzong Luen Wang, Gary Weiner, Michelle Welsford, Jeff A. Woodin, Joyce Yeung, Jerry P. Nolan, Mary Fran Hazinski

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The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation has initiated a continuous review of new, peer-reviewed, published cardiopulmonary resuscitation science. This is the third annual summary of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations. It addresses the most recent published resuscitation evidence reviewed by International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation Task Force science experts. This summary addresses the role of cardiac arrest centers and dispatcher-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the role of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation in adults and children, vasopressors in adults, advanced airway interventions in adults and children, targeted temperature management in children after cardiac arrest, initial oxygen concentration during resuscitation of newborns, and interventions for presyncope by first aid providers. Members from 6 International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation task forces have assessed, discussed, and debated the certainty of the evidence on the basis of the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation criteria, and their statements include consensus treatment recommendations. Insights into the deliberations of the task forces are provided in the Justification and Evidence to Decision Framework Highlights sections. The task forces also listed priority knowledge gaps for further research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e826-e880
Number of pages55
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2019


  • AHA Scientific Statements
  • airway management
  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • child
  • epinephrine
  • extracorporeal circulation
  • heart arrest
  • infant

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