[The basic life support guidance of American Heart Association (AHA)].


The American Heart Association (AHA) and other member councils of International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) complete review of resuscitation science every 5 years. And ILCOR publishes Consensus on Science with Treatment Recommendations(CoSTR). The AHA published "American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation(CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC)" (G2010), that basis on CoSTR 2010 on Oct. 18th, 2010. The switchover to new curriculum based on G2010 on and after Mar. 1st, 2011 is the policy of AHA in their all training courses. The AHA maintains the quality of their training courses by some systems. AHA instructors are trained by some steps of instructor courses and monitoring systems and update their scientific knowledge on resuscitation by e-learning. The authors introduce an outline of basic life support for healthcare providers, the instructor training systems of AHA and summary of basic life support basis on G2010.

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@article{Higashioka2011TheBL, title={[The basic life support guidance of American Heart Association (AHA)].}, author={Hiroaki Higashioka and Terutake Yonemori and Daigen Maeda}, journal={Nihon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine}, year={2011}, volume={69 4}, pages={670-6} }