22 June 2021

New Resuscitation Guidelines 2021

Resuscitation Council (UK)

The Resuscitation Council (UK) has now published the New Resuscitation Guidelines (2021). Please click below to download the protocols you need (PDF format):


Adult Basic Life Support Algorithm 2021 »
Adult Choking Algorithm 2021 »
Anaphylaxis Algorithm 2021 »
Refractory Anaphylaxis Algorithm 2021 »
Paediatric Basic Life Support Algorithm 2021 »
Paediatric Choking Algorithm 2021 »
Paediatric Out of Hospital Basic Life Support Algorithm 2021 »


PDFs courtesy and provided by kind permission for the Resuscitation Council (UK): 



24th January 2021:

Management of Anaphylaxis in the Vaccination Setting

Guidance from The Resuscitation Council UK

(PDF Download here »)

This guidance has been extracted from the Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK) Anaphylaxis guideline (2021) and Public Health England (PHE) advice in the Green Book. It has been approved by RCUK, PHE, the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) and the Royal College of General Practitioners. Further information at 



8th October 2019:

Dialling 999

Healthcare Professionals Making the 999 Call

The South Western Ambulence Service's guide to patient options including their new process for managing healthcare professional calls within ambulance control rooms. Please click here to get the guide (PDF). Please also find more information on the SWAS website here.


22nd August 2018:


The Adrenaline Trial

The Resuscitation Council (UK) welcomes the publication of the NIHR funded PARAMEDIC2 study, which conducted a randomised double-blind trial comparing adrenaline given intravenously or via intraosseous route with a saline placebo.


The outcomes of 8,014 patients were analysed with survival to 30 days as a primary outcome, and hospital discharge with favourable neurologic function as a secondary outcome which were outcomes identified as most important by patient advisory groups involved in designing the trial.


The Resuscitation Council (UK) has long recognised the need for a randomised, controlled trial of adrenaline versus placebo in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest to determine the effectiveness and long-term safety of adrenaline which was previously assumed but not known.We value this trial and the rich data it has produced, as well as the questions it has raised.


The Resuscitation Council (UK) will reflect upon the study in detail with our patient and relative advisors, international colleagues in the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation and the European Resuscitation Council as we expect it to impact future RC (UK) guidelines.


The study is available to read through the New England Journal of Medicine you can read some excellent media coverage of the publication in the Guardian and BBC.



18th June 2018:

National Early Warning Score (NEWS2) 

Standardising the assessment of acute-illness severity in the NHS

An updated report of a working party Executive. Executive summary and recommendations December 2017. Please click here to download the summary (PDF), or visit the Royal College of Physician's website for more details:



23rd January 2018:

Enhanced CPD Guidelines for Dental Professionals

The General Dental Council (GB)

The enhanced CPD scheme started on January 2018 for dentists and will be starting on 1 August 2018 for dental care professionals. Please click here to download guidance (PDF), or visit the GDC website for more details:



20th November 2015:

New Resuscitation Guidelines 2015

Resuscitation Council (UK)

The Resuscitation Council (UK) has now published the New Resuscitation Guidelines (2015) and are available to view. (Click Here To View Article).



23 February 2014:

Guidance on the use of emergency salbutamol inhalers in schools

A Department of Health paper in response to the Human Medicines (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 which allows schools to buy salbutamol inhalers, without a prescription, for use in emergencies.

First Published: September 2014. (Click Here to View Paper).



9th December 2014:

Consensus Paper on Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in England

A paper from The Resuscitation Council (UK) to bring some clarity to the analysis of data associated with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in England. This will help agree the scale of the problem and ensure that realistic targets for improvement can be set and the impact of interventions assessed.

Date: 16th October 2014. Revision date 16th October 2015. (Click Here to View Paper).



7th July 2012:

Emergency Treatment of Anaphylactic Reactions

Resuscitation Council (UK)

Guidelines for healthcare providers. Working Group of the Resuscitation Council (UK). January 2008. Annotated with links to NICE guidance July 2012. Review Date: 2013. (Click Here to View Article).



24th February 2012:

Medical Emergencies & Resuscitation Standards

Resuscitation Council (UK)

Medical Emergencies and Resuscitation Standards for clinical practice and training for dental practitioners and dental care professionals in general dental practice (July 2006). Revised and updated February 2012. (Click Here to View Article).



1st May 2011:

BTS Emergency Oxygen Use in Adult Patients

British Thoracic Society

New guidelines for emergency oxygen use in adult patients (Executive Summary). (Click Here to View Article).



11th March 2011:

Teaching ALL children how to save a life

A joint campaign by the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the British Heart Foundation is calling for ELS (Emergency Life Support), including vital CPR, to be a mandatory part of the National Curriculum in England. Secondary school students should be taught it from year 7, and their skills should be refreshed every year until they leave school. (Click Here To View Article).



27th January 2011:

First Aid at Work

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 (Second Edition 2009). Approved Code of Practice and Guidance. (Click Here To View Article).


October 2010:

AED Compliance 2010

Resuscitation Council (UK)

AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) and compliance with Resuscitation Guidelines 2010. (Click Here To View Article).



8th October 2010:

Diagnosing Your Health Symptoms (Book)

Dr Knut Schroeder

Diagnosing Your Health Symptoms for DUMMIES written by Dr Knut Schroeder, GP and Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners, ISBN: 978-0-470-66096-6 Published by: John Wiley & Sons Ltd. (Available on Amazon here).



6th October 2010:

BOC - Lincoln Medical (New Product)

Anapen Adrenaline 1:1000 Right dose, first time. The incidence and prevalence of serious allergic reactions such as anaphylaxis are increasing rapidly, as is the number of hospital admissions for anaphylactic shock. (Click Here To View Article).



1st October 2010:

Emergency use of Buccal Midazolam

Resuscitation Council (UK)

Emergency us of Buccal Midazolam in the Dental Practice. (Click Here To View Article).



1st September 2010:

The Legal Status of those who administer First Aid

Resuscitation Council (UK)

The Resuscitation Council UK) has just published an information document called: ‘The Legal status of those who attempt resuscitation’. (Click Here to View Article).



1st September 2010:

Emergency Treatment of Anaphylactic Reactions

Resuscitation Council (UK)

(Click Here To View Article).



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