Active involvement in first aid systematic review development

The mission of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) is to identify and review international science and information relevant to cardiopulmonary resuscitation, emergency cardiovascular care and first aid, and to offer consensus on science and treatment recommendations. The evidence evaluation process is performed by different task forces.

Vere Borra, one of our Field coordinators, is a member of the First Aid Task Force and is working on the development of several systematic reviews on first aid topics, such as ‘storage techniques for an avulsed tooth’, and ‘compression bandages for closed extremity joint injuries’. Also, in 2019 the Cochrane review ‘First aid glucose administration routes for symptomatic hypoglycaemia’ was developed in collaboration with ILCOR. 

Recently, the new yearly ILCOR summary statement was published, summarizing all new Consensus on Science and Treatment Recommendations on Resuscitation and First Aid topics that were developed during the past year.