Telecommunicator Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Published: February 24, 2020
- Effective Telecommunicator Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (T-CPR) depends on well-prepared professionals trained to elicit information quickly, interpret that information, and provide direction.
- This policy statement takes the recommendations from previous International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) and AHA statements and provides necessary guidance for telecommunicators and local authorities to develop quality, effective T-CPR programs.
- A Quality Improvement (QI) process should be established with clear, objective data sets with specific individuals identified who are accountable for conducting reviews under the guidance of a physician.
- 2019 AHA Focused Update on Systems of Care: Dispatcher-Assisted CPR and Cardiac Arrest Centers: An Update to the AHA Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC)
- 2017 International Consensus on CPR and ECC Science with Treatment Recommendations Summary
- AHA Response to the 2015 Institute of Medicine Report on Strategies to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival