Quantitative Goals in the Teaching of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
In 1961, the first International Symposium on Emergency Resuscitation, held in Stavanger, Norway (1), recommended that the best way of disseminating the knowledge of mouth-to-mouth breathing would be compulsory teaching to school children. The World Health Organization (WHO), at its meeting in Stockholm in 1963 (2), repeated this recommendation. Similar resolutions at international conferences were made in Oslo in 1967 (3), in the Hague in 1969 (4), and again in Brugge in 1972 (5). The American Heart Association/National Research Council “Standards for CPR and Emergency Cardiac Care” (6), based on the Washington Conference in May 1973, adhered to this recommendation and further stated that annual retraining is necessary.
KeywordsCardiopulmonary Resuscitation Basic Life Support Advanced Life Support Paramedical Personnel Emergency Resuscitation
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