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2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC

CPR & ECC Guidelines in Circulation (opens new window)
Access the full 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC, published in the journal Circulation on October 18, 2010.


ILCOR CoSTR in Circulation (opens new window)
2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC reflect global resuscitation science and treatment recommendations derived from the 2010 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care with Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR). Access the full CoSTR document in the journal Circulation.

2010 Guidelines Highlights

Guidelines Highlights
This online document "Highlights of the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and ECC,"  provides a summary of the changes to science and treatment recommendations.

2010 Guidelines for First Aid

Again in 2010, the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross co-developed the Guidelines for First Aid. These Guidelines include recommendations for topics such as bleeding, allergic reactions, environmental emergencies and much more.

Access the 2010 Guidelines for First Aid (opens new window) in Circulation
View the Consensus on First  Aid Science (opens new window) in Circulation
Read the joint news release announcing the 2010 Guidelines for First Aid (PDF)
Download this comparison chart showing the difference in recommendations from the 2005 and 2010 Guidelines for First Aid (PDF)

Guidelines Tools

Looking for tools to help you navigate changes in the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC?

Media Materials (opens new window)
Members of the news media access the electronic press kit for the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC here.

Comparison Chart (PDF)
This quick reference tool provides a comparison of recommendations from the 2005 and 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC.

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
View frequently asked questions and answers about science and training changes published in the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC.


Additional Tools

2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC YouTube Video

Graphic - New CPR Sequence (PDF)
View and download this illustration of the new C-A-B CPR sequence.

Guidelines Fact Sheet