ILCOR, which stands for the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation, is an international body run by member organizations as a forum on the discussion and progression of resuscitation. It’s goal is to continually advance CPR guidelines to factor in the latest in studies, understandings, and advancements in medical science. Its membership is derived by a number of reputable organizations, namely:
- American Heart Association
- European Resuscitation Council
- Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada
- Australian and New Zealand Committee on Resuscitation
- Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa
- Inter American Heart Foundation
- Resuscitation Council of Asia
Every so many years (five on average) ILCOR releases the latest CPR guidelines, which its member agencies then filter down to organizations under its umbrella and adopt the new guidelines within its curriculum. As a Training Partner of the Canadian Red Cross, In A Heartbeat First Aid Training began rolling out the new 2017 CPR guidelines a little earlier on this year. The main focus of the changes in the guidelines is two-fold. First, keep it as simple as possible. Second, to adopt the latest studies and revelations to maximize the best chance of successful resuscitation.
When you take a course from us, know that it is with the latest standards, and that we teach them with such passion and enthusiasm, that when you walk out of the course you feel empowered to do CPR yourself.