International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation Seeking Input

The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) seeks to finalize systematic evidence evaluations for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiovascular care (ECC), relevant to the critical care community. ILCOR is using an online public commenting process ( and seeks important input from general members of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. The American Heart Association, in collaboration with ILCOR, is seeking public comment about scientific evidence evaluation questions that will be used to develop the 2015 guidelines, anticipated to be published on October 15, 2015.

Over 80 clinical and education questions and draft recommendations on a variety of resuscitation topics are now posted for review on ILCOR’s Scientific Evidence Evaluation and Review System at More will be posted in the coming days. Public comments will be accepted through February 28. Each question posted focuses on a specific resuscitation topic and includes scientific evidence from relevant, peer-reviewed journals.

A number of topics are of high interest to the critical care community, including:

• Induced Hypothermia and Targeted Temperature Management
• Oxygen Dose after Return of Circulation
• Percutaneous Coronary Intervention after Return of Circulation
• Prognostication after Cardiac Arrest when Therapeutic Hypothermia Has Been Implemented

ILCOR’s Consensus on Science with Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR) is scheduled for online publication in the journal Circulation on October 15, 2015. Based in part on CoSTR, the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC will be published on the same date.

As key stakeholders in critical care and resuscitation, ILCOR encourages you and your peers to visit and to participate in the CoSTR public comment process.

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