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October 28, 1992


JAMA. 1992;268(16):2172-2183. doi:10.1001/jama.1992.03490160042024

THIS publication is the product of the 1992 National Conference on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) and represents an update of the recommendations published in 19741 and updated in 19802 and 19863. The proceedings of the conference, planned for publication in the Annals of Emergency Medicine in early 1993, review the science that led to the formulation of these guidelines for CPR and ECC. The recommendations given here are intended as guides for the proper training in and performance of CPR and ECC. Like the previous recommendations, these represent a consensus of experts from a variety of disciplines. But since CPR and ECC are dynamic disciplines that continue to develop through ongoing experience and research, there is no intent to limit the adoption of new advances as they emerge. Deviations from these recommendations and guidelines may be warranted when a trained physician proficient in CPR