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Thursday, November 26, 2020

2020 AHA and Red cross First Aid Update

CanadiEM - By Andrew Tolmie - November 25, 2020
"This year, the American Heart Association released the updated 2020 Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care; the first major update to the internationally recognized guideline in five years. CanadiEM has worked alongside the AHA to produce infographics summarizing these updates. 
Alongside the American Red Cross, the AHA developed a Focused Update for First Aid outlining the “Top 10 Things to Know” for providers. The update used systematic reviews produced by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) to create recommendations for North American First Aid providers. 
The 2020 First Aid update provides new recommendations regarding how to recognize and treat life-threatening bleeding and heatstroke; both topics that were not included in the 2015 update. Furthermore, updates have been made to stroke recognition, and nontraumatic chest pain guidelines, which can potentially improve patient outcomes. Lastly, the 2020 version reiterates the management guidelines of common first aid presentations such as tooth avulsion and hypoglycemia."