2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
CPR & ECC Guidelines
Pediatrics Supplement for Neonatal Resuscitation (Part 7)
Pediatrics Supplement for Neonatal Resuscitation (Part 13)
NRP Guidelines Summary (English)
NRP Guidelines Summary (Spanish)

The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) is a multinational group that provides a coordinated forum for researching, reporting, and developing international resuscitation guidelines supported by scientific data. Every 5 years, ILCOR coordinates the research, debates the science, and determines new international resuscitation treatment recommendations. The NRP Steering Committee translated the 2015 Guidelines for Neonatal Resuscitation into the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 7th Edition, and the accompanying education materials.


ILCOR includes 8 international resuscitation councils:

  • American Heart Association
  • European Resuscitation Council
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
  • New Zealand Resuscitation Council
  • Australian Resuscitation Council
  • Resuscitation Council of Asia
  • Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa
  • InterAmerican Heart Foundation 

Published Scientific Research (Journal Articles Studies, Case Reports, etc)

Hundreds of volunteer experts from around the world review and evaluate the peer-reviewed literature, and then develop a summary of knowledge for each resuscitation topic. 

International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) With Treatment Recommendations

This summary is reviewed and debated, and the level of evidence is rated and classified before being posted online for public comment.  Finally, based on the consensus of the assembled international experts, treatment recommendations are generated in the Consensus on Science and Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR) document. 

Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Cardiovascular Care of the Neonate

Each resuscitation council in ILCOR develops resuscitation guidelines based on the treatment recommendations (CoSTR) applicable to their country/practice. 

Neonatal Resuscitation Program

The NRP Steering Committee develops educational materials based on the AHA/AAP Guidelines. The NRP Busy People Summary (PDF) highlights the science changes.