2021 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR)

Published: November 11, 2021

Female doctor performing CPR on unconscious coronavirus or Covid-19 patient in emergency room at hospital.

Summary From the Basic Life Support; Advanced Life Support; Neonatal Life Support; Education, Implementation, and Teams; First Aid Task Forces; and the COVID-19 Working Group

  • BLS new review of video-based dispatch systems and head-up CPR with updates to drowning reviews.
  • ALS updated systematic review of early coronary angiography after ROSC, CPR and defibrillation in the prone patient.
  • NLS systematic review of cord management at birth, devices for administering positive-pressure ventilation at birth, and family presence during neonatal resuscitation.
  • EIT updated self-directed, digitally based BLS education and training in adults and children.
  • First Aid systematic reviews of duration of cooling with water for thermal burns, exertion-related dehydration and rehydration, and pediatric tourniquet use by first aid providers.
  • Covid-19 infection risk to rescuers from patients in cardiac arrest.