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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 11  |  Page : 867-873

Compression-only life support (COLS) for cardiopulmonary resuscitation by layperson outside the hospital


1 Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, J N Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Onco-Anaesthesiology and Palliative Medicine, Dr. BRAIRCH, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Tata Memorial Hospital, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
4 Department of Anaesthesiology, Care Emergency Hospital, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India
5 Trustee Indian College of Anaesthesiologists, Eastern Region II Head Quaters, NTPC Ltd, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
6 Department of Anaesthesiology, Government General Hospital, Kasaragod, Kerala, India
7 Department of Anesthesia, Max Smart Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi, India
8 Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, GB Pant Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Rakesh Garg
Room No 139, 1st Floor, Department of Onco-Anaesthesiology and Palliative Medicine, Dr. BRAIRCH, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/ija.IJA_636_17

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The cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) guidelines of compression-only life support (COLS) for management of the victim with cardiopulmonary arrest in adults provide a stepwise algorithmic approach for optimal outcome of the victim outside the hospital by untrained laypersons. These guidelines have been developed to recommend practical, uniform and acceptable resuscitation algorithms across India. As resuscitation data of the Indian population are inadequate, these guidelines have been based on international literature. The guidelines have been recommended after discussion among Indian experts and the recommendations modified to ensure its practical applicability across the country. The COLS emphasises on early recognition of cardiac arrest and activation, early chest compression and early transfer to medical facility. The guidelines emphasise avoidance of any interruption of chest compression, and thus relies primarily on chest compression-only CPR by laypersons.


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