Resuscitation Research: the Best that ILCOR Has to Offer
1TBD, Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, Canada
You shouldn’t need a passport to implement best practice in resuscitation. The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation was established over 25 years ago in order to leverage the best available research to develop the prototypical Consensus on Science and Treatment Recommendations (CoSTRs). These guidance documents have been adopted by numerous participating resuscitation councils around the globe and constitute the foundations for how life support and first aid are executed and taught. In 2015 the ILCOR guidelines underwent two transformative changes that will forever shape the future of prehospital and emergency care across hundreds of jurisdictions. The first of these was the adoption of the GRADE approach to evaluate and synthesize the scientific evidence relevant to each high priority question and to develop recommendations. GRADE is an emerging common language for the formulation of evidence-based guidance and its application into practice. An exploration of the GRADE Adolopment methodology can facilitate the incorporation of ILCOR recommendations into a local context.
The other innovative change was the transition to a living guideline through the creation of a Continuous Evidence Evaluation process. Leveraging the latest in literature surveillance methodology ILCOR and anyone with an interest in resuscitation can subscribe to a service which can identify landmark and practice-altering clinical research.
This session will provide:
1. An overview of these fundamental changes in methodology and process and provide clarity on the interpretation and implications of ILCOR CoSTRs.
2. Highlight the major changes in ILCOR guidance that will have significant impact on prehospital, emergency and first aid care across all resuscitation councils.
3. Demonstrate important features of the ILCOR and Resuscitation PLUS resouces that can facilitate public comment and the ability to stay current with ground-breaking resuscitation research.