Instructor Information for the 2020 Guidelines
2020 CPR guidelines and training for Instructors
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ProTrainings Authors and Educators are currently and diligently working on the 2020 updates. You'll see changes to our training courses and manuals very soon, so you don't have to worry about doing anything on your end just yet. We'll send out a notification to you when it's your turn to get updated. (Make sure that you have the correct email on your instructor file so that comes to you without any problems).
What changes will be coming out with the 2020 guidelines?
We can't tell you where all the 2020 guideline changes are being done, but you'll be updated soon. We can tell you that there aren't as many updates as in previous years and that most of the updates are going to be for BLS, ACLS, PALS, and other advanced training courses. So, if you are an instructor that only trains Lay Rescuer courses, you will have less to worry about.
What are the timelines for ProTrainings Instructors to meet these new guideline changes?
This spring/early summer, you'll receive an email to complete our 2020 Update Instructor course and test to update your instructor status. You will have until June 30th to complete this or you can fax or email a 2020 guideline update certification from another entity, such as AHA, ARC, etc. We are planning to have our new updated videos up by the end of March. Instructors should be getting their 2020 UPDATE course added to their training accounts by mid/end of April. They will then have until June 30th to pass their updated course to continue teaching. So, in other words, the 2020 guidelines have to be implemented by June 30, 2021, for all CPR training companies to meet the new standards.
Who determines what updates need to happen and how often?
New science studies are done on a regular basis through ILCOR (the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation) and AHA/ECC on Emergency Cardiovascular Care. The CPR guidelines are updated, at a minimum of every 5 years. Any changes and/or updates are to be implemented the following year after the guidelines are released. If guidelines happen in between that time, we update our courses, but instructors usually don't require another testing, as these are usually smaller changes.
If you're interested in doing continued research on the matter, feel free to visit this link to see the most current published articles on American Heart Association ECC/ILCOR guidelines AHA 2015 guideline highlights.