The recent ERC Position Statement has provided key principles about the implementation of KIDS SAVE LIVES (KSL) in the world. This is a joint statement from the European Resuscitation Council (ERC), the European Patient Safety Foundation (EPSF), the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) and the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA). The World Health Organization (WHO) endorsed the “Kids Save Lives” Statement in 2015.
The statement was published in Resuscitation: Training school children in cardiopulmonary resuscitation worldwide - Resuscitation, 94 (2015): A5-A7.
This statement recommends two hours of CPR training annually from the age of 12 years in all schools worldwide. In order to evaluate the current situation on this all over Europe, the Italian Resuscitation Council (IRC) and the German Resuscitation Council (GRC) - in collaboration with the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) - developed an online survey to collect data about KSL implementation. The results of this survey will be published very soon in the ERC journal Resuscitation.
Here you can download the various versions of the statement: