Cardiac Arrest Management Updated Statement

The College of Paramedics updates it’s statement on managing patients with cardiac arrest during the pandemic



The College of Paramedics acknowledges the latest information released by Public Health England (PHE) and the subsequent updated statement from the Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK) issued 28th April 2020; RCUK Statement on PHE PPE Guidance.

The College remains aligned to its original statement, Cardiac Arrest Management of Patients with COVID-19, issued on 27th March 2020.

We are in no doubt that our members will continue to do their absolute best for patients by minimising delay to the patient’s side in a cardiac arrest situation.  The College concurs with the RCUK, that safety of healthcare professionals is an equally important consideration when dealing with any cardiac arrest situation where COVID-19 is suspected or confirmed.