The Resuscitation Council (UK) Guidelines

Whilst the updates to resuscitation were minimal, there are three subtle changes that will impact on how first aid is taught in the future:

  1. ‘Shouting for help’ is no longer a step to be taught on its own. The guidelines now state that the first aider should ‘ask someone to call 999’ after checking for normal breathing.
  2. Increased emphasis on seizure as a possible presentation of cardiac arrest.
  3. Teach first aiders to activate the speaker function on their phone when calling 999 to help communication.