ERC Newsletter - January 2015


Dear Attila,

Free Editorial and Article of the Month

The 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

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.

Put the 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.

All this plus the opportunity to show your skills through the annual European CPR competition, and share your work others through the oral and poster presentations.

Resuscitation 2015 promises to deliver an exciting update on all aspects of resuscitation science, guidelines and practice.

ERC organises an international training in Sri Lanka

On the 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 Colombo.

Instructors 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.