The European Resuscitation Council published COVID-19 Guidelines on April 24, 2020, and will be subject to evolving knowledge and experience of COVID-19.
Several ILSE Members deploy the local and national lifeguards on to the beaches in the next weeks or next month. Recommendations were prepared to instruct the lifeguards and to inform the public.
In April and Mai 2020 the position statement of the International Drowning Researchers’ Alliance (IDRA), International Life Saving Federation – Medical Committee (ILS-MC) and International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) was presented. The COVID-19 places many common drowning resuscitation procedures into a different perspective. Alternative procedures are being implemented but have not yet been tested or validated for applicability. It is expected that during the next month more Information will become available. Using the QR-Code in the documents you’ll be directed to a Webpage with all available translations and updates:
In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, ILCOR undertook a systematic Review of evidence examining the Risk to rescuers from patients in cardiac Arrest. The review was posted for public comment on 30 of March 2020 and has now been finalised.
In several countries national information are given:
ILSE would like to use this channel to address condolences and deepest sympathy to all concerned families at this difficult time.
All the best to the lifesaving family and take care of you all.