ECC 2015

Red Cross Announces New First Aid and CPR Guidelines

The Red Cross, in conjunction with the American Heart Association, is proud to have co-led the development of the new 2015 First Aid Guidelines and to have contributed to the 2015 CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) science and treatment recommendations.

Leadership in Science

All Red Cross programs are based on the latest Science in First Aid, CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.  Nici Singletary, MD, chair of the First Aid Subcouncil of the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, co-chaired the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) First Aid taskforce responsible for developing the 2015 First Aid section of the Consensus on Science and Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR) as well as the Red Cross and AHA First Aid Guidelines. Other Council members participated in the First Aid Guidelines writing group and Basic Life Support taskforce. 

Why Train with the Red Cross

We translate science into practical, hands-on training and education. The new guidelines give us the opportunity to refresh and improve our training program design. The end product? An enhanced program that reflects the latest science, educational methodology and needs of our instructors and customers. 

For Those Who Currently Train with the Red Cross

While changes in treatment protocols occur every 5 year as new research emerges, the current training is valid and saves lives.


American Red Cross programs and associated certifications will remain valid and be recognized through the duration of the certification period.




Our new courses will give you a better product for better outcomes. And user-friendly resources, flexibility and support make Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED training the best product at affordable prices. 

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