Free Editorial and
Article of the Month
January FREE EDITORIAL
is The different faces of ventricular
fibrillation (Jo Kramer-Johansen, Theresa M. Olasveengen)
The January FREE
ARTICLE is The association between chest
compression release velocity and outcomes from out-of-hospital cardiac
arrest (Sheldon Cheskes, Matthew R. Common, Adam P. Byers,
Cathy Zhan, Annemarie Silver, Laurie J. Morrison)
The ERC Guidelines
Congress: 29, 30 & 31 October in Prague - Czech Republic
SCIENCE – NEW GUIDELINES
Come to Resuscitation 2015 in Prague
and become one of the first to learn from the authors of the 2015 Resuscitation Guidelines
about the science behind the guidelines.
algorithms into practice through state-of-the-art hands-on sessions.
Network with the experts through tutorials, seminars and interactive
sessions. Learn how to put the guidelines into practice through the new
European Resuscitation Council courses.
plus the opportunity to show your skills through the annual European CPR competition,
and share your work others through the oral and poster presentations.
2015 promises to deliver an exciting update on all aspects of resuscitation
science, guidelines and practice.
ERC organises an
international training in Sri Lanka
invitation of the College of Anaesthesiologists of Sri Lanka, the ERC
course programme was started in Sri Lanka in November 2014. Contact was
established by Mithrajee Premaratne, an anesthesiologist recently working in
the UK. Having learnt the educational approach to resuscitation provided by
RC (UK) and ERC, he prepared the first set of ILS, ALS and GIC courses in
came from Austria, Egypt, Germany and Sudan, reflecting the multinational
ERC approach. Courses took place in the Clinical Medicine Academic and
Research Center, University of Colombo. Candidates and faculty enjoyed both
the courses and the mutual exchange during a very intensive week. Candidate
feedback concerning structure and content of the courses delivered has been
very positive. The instructors took the chance to get some insight into Sri
Lankan culture. Additionally there was some time for recreation, visiting
an elephant orphanage and some nice beaches! We congratulate 19 new ICs
from the College of Anaesthesiologists, and are happy to support the
further development of ERC courses in Sri Lanka.