While much attention has been focused on raising awareness and increasing education on the importance of bystander CPR by lay people, CPR is most often performed by healthcare professionals. Recent studies show there is a discrepancy between perception and reality when it comes to CPR knowledge and skill level when performing CPR. These studies report that CPR performance by healthcare professionals is poor, yet very few CPR practitioners are aware of this.
The American Heart Association (AHA) and International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) has issued revised CPR guidelines, so now is the ideal time to initiate discussion on CPR performance and improvement. We hope this Web site will offer useful information about the current state of CPR, including the results of our international survey, recent studies and news, as well as additional resources.