2005 International Consensus on CPR and ECC Science with Treatment Recommendations

  • View the C2005 International Consensus on CPR and ECC Science with Treatment Recommendations
  • View the 2005 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
  • View the Evidence Evaluation Worksheet Data Supplement
  • View the C2005 Attendees’ Conflict of Interest Data Supplement

The publication of The 2005 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Science with Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR) will represent the scientific consensus of experts from a variety of countries, cultures and disciplines.  Internationally recognized experts were brought together by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) to evaluate and form an expert consensus on all peer reviewed scientific studies related to CPR and ECC. 

The 2005 evidence evaluation and science review process culminated with the International CoSTR Conference on Jan. 23-30, 2005, in Dallas, Texas.

What’s new for 2005?

In 2000, the Guidelines Conference produced one publication that represented an international consensus on science and guidelines for CPR and ECC.

In 2005, the International CoSTR Conference will produce a publication that will represent an international consensus on science.  This publication will be published concurrently in Circulation and Resuscitation in November 2005.

A separate publication covering guideline recommendations will be published by each resuscitation council.  The AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC will be published as a supplement to Circulation in December 2005.

What is the purpose of the International CoSTR Conference?

ILCOR is conducting systematic reviews and updates of scientific evidence supporting ECC treatment recommendations.  More than 300 CPR and ECC scientific topics underwent evidence-based review.  This process represents the most comprehensive, systematic review of the resuscitation literature to date.

What about conflicts of interest?

Both ILCOR and the AHA have conflict of interest policies that are consistent with “best in industry” standards.  Everyone involved with the 2005 International CoSTR Conference completed and signed both an ILCOR and AHA Conflict of Interest Questionnaire.  This includes not only Task Force members, but also individual topic experts and authors, participants, and attendees to the conference.

Every Conflict of Interest Questionnaire is reviewed by the AHA and potential significant conflicts of interest are further reviewed by a Conflict of Interest Task Force.  All conflict of interest information was included as a special supplement to the 2005 International CoSTR Conference Program.  ILCOR and the AHA consider conflict of interest of the utmost importance in maintaining the integrity of the evidence evaluation process and have made every good faith effort to resolve any real conflicts of interest among conference participants.

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