Healthcare organisations throughout Europe are obliged to provide a high-quality resuscitation service, and to ensure that staff are trained and updated regularly. This resuscitation standards document was written originally by the Resuscitation Council (UK) but has been modified and made more generic so that it can be used throughout Europe. It provides quality standards for cardiopulmonary resuscitation practice and training in the acute care setting.
It is anticipated that National Resuscitation Councils that wish to adopt this document will want to make modification to suit their healthcare system. We encourage such adaptions because it is important that this document is fit for purpose within any given country.
ERC Quality Standards for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Practice and Training