European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2021: Basic Life Support

Theresa M. Olasveengen, Federico Semeraro, Giuseppe Ristagno, Maaret Castren, Anthony Handley, Artem Kuzovlev, Koenraad G. Monsieurs, Violetta Raffay, Michael Smyth, Jasmeet Soar, Hildigunnur Svavarsdottir, Gavin D. Perkins

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The European Resuscitation Council has produced these basic life support guidelines, which are based on the 2020 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Science with Treatment Recommendations. The topics covered include cardiac arrest recognition, alerting emergency services, chest compressions, rescue breaths, automated external defibrillation (AED), CPR quality measurement, new technologies, safety, and foreign body airway obstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-114
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021


  • Automated External Defibrillator
  • Basic Life support
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Chest compression
  • Emergency Medical Dispatch
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Guidelines
  • Rescue breaths
  • Ventilation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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