The Finnish national resuscitation guideline is based on update by European Resuscitation Council in 2015, accompanied by scientific evidence by International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation. The most important action in cardiopulmonary resuscitation is chest compression. The use of automated external defibrillators (AED) also by laymen is strongly recommended. Health care providers need further training of basic life support. The guideline emphasizes the importance of good airway management, the choice of medication therapy and therapeutic hypothermia following cardiac arrest. In hospitals, patients at risk for cardiac arrest should be identified and preventive actions taken.
Maaret Castrén (Chair)