National Safety Council is proud to have participated in development of the 2015 First Aid Guidelines and to have contributed to the 2015 CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) science and treatment recommendations in conjunction with the American Heart Association.
Every five years, guidelines detailing how rescuers should perform vital first aid and basic life support techniques are updated based on medical research. NSC is at the leading edge of this process.
Please visit the
International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation for access to the 2015 Guidelines.
Instructors: Even though the new treatment recommendations have been announced, please continue to teach with your existing materials as they are written.
NSC First Aid staff is creating new first aid training programs that follow the new guidelines. All NSC courses meet or exceed requirements for first aid training set by OSHA and other federal and local agencies. A complete schedule of release dates for new and updated NSC First Aid and CPR products will be posted soon.
To learn more from NSC regarding the 2015 Guidelines, please listen to this free, 60-minute webinar,
First Look: 2015 Guidelines for CPR/ECC and First Aid.
How Were the Guidelines Determined?
The world's most acclaimed resuscitation experts reviewed and evaluated research over the past three years. They convened early this year to review the science and draft recommendations that are the foundation for new CPR and emergency cardiovascular care guidelines.
The 2015 guidelines affect:
- First aid and CPR instructors
- Healthcare professionals
- Anyone who has ever completed a first aid or CPR course
- Employers who must comply with federal and state regulations that mandate first aid, CPR and AED training