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The European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation provide specific instructions for how resuscitation should be practiced and take into account ease of teaching and learning, as well as the science. They were developed by Europeans and have been specifically written with European practice in mind.

2015 Guidelines

Download the Full PDF version as they are published in Resuscitation, our official Journal.

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Summary of changes

Download the small book with all the most important changes and algorithms.



CoSTR 2015 summarises the scientific evidence supporting all aspects of resuscitation.



Download and print these posters to display in your hospital or work place.

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E-book version

Download the Full E-book version in epub of the 2015 ERC guidelines.


Press release

Download the press release from 15 October 2015.



Our lead authors give you a look into each chapter in the new guidelines. Learn about the new guidelines from their expert point of view.

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Executive summary
Adult Basic Life Support and Use of AED
Adult Advanced Life Support
Initial Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes
Paediatric Life Support
Resuscitation of Babies at Birth
Cardiac Arrest in Special Circumstances
Principles of Education in Resuscitation
The Ethics of Resuscitation and End-of-Life Decisions
Post Cardiac Arrest