A statement from St John Ambulance on the release of research
from the European Resuscitation Council
We welcome the release of the European Resuscitation Council’s
research today which aims to raise clinical standards in
resuscitation and ultimately help save more lives. The research is
updated every five years.
In the event of a cardiac arrest, early CPR and early
defibrillation still give a person the best chance of survival so
we encourage everyone to learn first aid so they could be the
difference between life and death in an emergency.
Our medical advisors will be reviewing the research in detail to
determine what impact it may have on our clinical and training
protocols. Our first aid advice may therefore be updated in due
St John Ambulance, British Red Cross and St Andrew’s First Aid
are the acknowledged experts in training and practising first aid
and responsible for the production of the official first aid