European Standardisation of the in-hospital ‘Cardiac Arrest Call’ Number – 2222

The European Resuscitation Council, the European Board of Anaesthesiology and the European Society of Anaesthesiology have today issued a joint statement calling upon European hospitals all to use the same internal telephone number (2222) to summon help when one of their patients has a cardiac arrest. You can read the press release here.




Kids Save Lives video

We invite you to watch and share this wonderful video outlining the 10 simple principles that illustrate how easy it is to learn CPR. Saving a life is child's play!
A project created and promoted by Italian Resuscitation Council in collaboration with German Resuscitation Council and the ERC.




Changes in course names

You may have noticed some changes in the abbreviations of our course names. Our advanced paediatric course name has changed from EPLS to EPALS, including Advanced in the title. European Paediatric Advanced Life Support.
Our basic courses are also getting a new name. To recognise the fact that all basic courses must include AED training we have decided to rename BLS/AED to BLS. The basic instructor course will now be called BLS-I.



Restart a Heart day

October 16th is Restart a Heart day once more. On the website you can find posters and flyers translated into many many languages. These are free to download so you can spread the word in your area and encourage children, friends and family to learn CPR. The flyer includes step by step CPR instructions, reading this is already a positive step towards saving lives.




Social Media

Many of you will already be aware of our presence on the various social media platforms. We have added some handy links to the bottom of our newsletter to make it easier to keep up to date.

By joining our 68,000 followers on our Facebook page you get to see photo albums of our events and courses all over Europe. You can find links to the Facebook pages of our National Resuscitation Councils and Sponsors, and keep up to date with any news from their side.

Twitter is a great place to catch up on what is going on in the world of Resuscitation as it happens. On our Twitter page we share news items and studies about resuscitation from around the world.

It is also a great way to interact with people in the field, for example, if you search for hashtag #restartaheart you see all tweets about this topic, adding #restartaheart to your tweet includes you in the worldwide conversation!




Social Media at the Congress

Would you like to interact with people who will attend our congress in Reykjavik this weekend? Search for #erc16reykjavik and you will immediately get the latest news on the congress. This tool is great fun during the congress as you can quickly see what the attendants think about the various sessions. Even if you can’t make it to the congress, this is a great way to keep up to date as to what is happening on the ground.

We will be very active on social media during the congress, so now is the time to GET SIGNED UP and start following us so you don’t miss anything!



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