Сardiopulmonary and cerebral resuscitation: new European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for resuscitation 2021


  • L.V. Usenko Dnipro State Medical University, Dnipro, Ukraine, Ukraine
  • А.V. Tsarev Dnipro State Medical University, Dnipro, Ukraine, Ukraine
  • Yu.Yu. Kobelatsky Dnipro State Medical University, Dnipro, Ukraine, Ukraine




cardiopulmonary and cerebral resuscitation, cardiac arrest, defibrillation, COVID-19, intensive care


The article presents the current changes in the algorithm of cardiopulmonary and cerebral resuscitation (CPCR), adopted by the European Council for Resuscitation in 2021. The article presents the principles of basic life support and advanced life support, inclu-ding taking into account the European recommendations published in 2020, dedicated to the specifics of CPCR in the context of the
COVID-19 pandemic. The main focus of CPCR in the COVID-19 pandemic is that the safety of healthcare workers should never be compromised, based on the premise that the time it takes to ensure that care is delivered safely to rescuers is acceptable part of the CPCR process. The principles of electrical defibrillation, including in patients with coronavirus disease who are in the prone position, pharmacological support of CPCR, modern monitoring capabilities for assessing the quality of resuscitation measures and identifying potentially reversible causes of cardiac arrest, the use of extracorporeal life support techno-logies during CPR are highlighted. The modern principles of intensive care of the post-resuscitation syndrome are presented, which makes it possible to provide improved outcomes in patients after cardiac arrest.


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