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2015 Guidelines for CPR and ECC

2015 Guidelines for CPR and ECC

Dear U.S. Training Network,

Last week, the world’s top experts in resuscitation and cardiovascular science convened to assess their evidence reviews gathered throughout the past five years. As a collective group, they are working to finalize the development of an international consensus on science and treatment recommendations for 2015.

These recommendations will then inform the development of the officialAmerican Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC), set to be released on October 15, 2015.

As the momentum of the science review and consensus process builds, we are closely evaluating the implications of the new Guidelines on the way we deliver information and training for improved patient outcome – and the impact it has on you and the customers you train. It is of utmost importance to us that you have the tools to continue training, as well as prepare for the release of new products. To that end, you can expect to hear from us regularly, with updates and timelines on the Guidelines, the rollout of interim training tools, and ultimately, the release of new training materials. We expect to share a high-level timeline for the rollout of new products and solutions in the next few weeks.

With regard to pricing of AHA materials and courses, please know we are making every effort to balance the rising cost of production and materials by increasing efficiency through new technologies and eco-friendly measures. However, we generally advise that you plan for a moderate increase in pricing in 2015, 2016 and beyond.

We also want to inform you about a new offering as part of the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC rollout that will rapidly bring you and your employees up to speed on the new science. Immediately following the Guidelines release, an in-service course will be offered online for a small price and with continuing education (CE) credit attached. Details will be forthcoming, but we hope you will consider this new solution designed to provide guidance on how to integrate any new science changes into your institutional protocols immediately, while awaiting new materials.

We will continue working closely with you, our trusted partners, to evolve our offerings to meet your needs – and the needs of our learners – in an ever-changing environment. Our mission to save lives through CPR and ECC training is not possible without your work every day, and we thank you for your dedication, expertise and passion.

Sincerely, 
AHA ECC Programs