Resuscitation

Current Care Summary
Working group appointed by the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim, the Finnish Resuscitation Council, the Finnish Society of Anaesthesiologists and the Finnish Red Cross
16.9.2016

Current Care Guideline «Elvytys»1and Summary «Elvytys»2 in Finnish

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)

Jouni Nurmi

Emil Heinäaho

Sanna Hoppu

Kaisu Ikola

Kristiina Myllyrinne

Outi Peltoniemi-Ailisto

Markus Skrifvars

Jukka Vaahersalo

Katriina Kukkonen-Harjula