•First publication on
Guidelines onCardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiac Care(ECC) was in 1974.
•There is strong
scientific evidence behind each subsequent recommendation.
more definitively in 1986, guidelines were developed for resuscitation of infants,
children, and neonates in the delivery room.
resuscitation councils that developed the International Guidelines 2000 used a
of recommendations” scheme to indicate the evidence supporting each recommendation.
•The new Resuscitation Guidelines are now Internationally developed, Science-Based, and Evidence-Based.
document was pilot-tested multiple times with appropriate revisions and modifications
after each of 3 evaluation meetings: the Mini Evidence Evaluation Conference,
March 1999; the Evidence Evaluation Conference, September 1999; and the
Guidelines 2000 Conference, February 2000.