The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), the leading forum for liaison between principal resuscitation organizations worldwide, officially welcomed the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) this month as a collaborating member. The American Red Cross, in cooperation with IFRC, will place seven members of its Scientific Advisory Council on strategic committees and task forces.
With a vision of saving more lives globally, member organizations hold responsibility for creating, promoting, disseminating and advocating for international implementation of evidence-based resuscitation and first aid science. The organization’s resuscitation and first aid guidelines are developed through rigorous and continuous evidence evaluation of scientific literature that is then disseminated in science and treatment recommendations on a near-annual basis.
“It is fitting that the world’s largest humanitarian network dedicated to saving lives and changing minds is now coupled with the world’s most prestigious body on resuscitation science,” said Nici Singletary, MD, co-chair of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council. “The Red Cross's long history of research and curriculum innovations in first aid and resuscitation science is totally aligned with ILCOR's Mission. It is an honor to be part of this upstanding organization.”
The following American Red Cross members have been put into action on key ILCOR committees and task forces:
ILCOR Scientific Advisory Committee
Nici Singletary, MD, FACEP, University of Virginia (ret.)
Jestin Carlson, MD, MS, FACEP, Saint Vincent Hospital
First Aid Task Force
Jestin Carlson, MD (immediate past Chair), MS, FACEP, Saint Vincent Hospital
Richard Bradley, MD, FACEP, FAEMS, Indiana Air National Guard
Craig Goolsby, MD, MEd, MHCDS, FACEP, UCLA Medical Center
Amy Kule, MD, FACEP, Loyola University Medical Center
Aaron Orkin, MD, MSc, PhD, University of Toronto
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Task Force
Joseph Rossano, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
First Aid Task Force (Emeritus Members)
David Berry, MD, PhD, MHA, AT, ATC, ATRIC, CKTP, Valley State University
Nathan Charlton, MD, University of Virginia
Pascal Cassan, MD, Head of Global First Aid Reference Centre chez IFRC
Videos are available explaining the importance of becoming a collaborating member of ILCOR and on the science behind Red Cross courses.
Visit redcross.org/science to learn more about the science behind Red Cross courses. For more information on Red Cross Resuscitation Suite™ courses in Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life support, visit redcross.org/healthcare or healthstream.com/redcross.