Are the 2010 guidelines on cardiopulmonary resuscitation lost in translation? A call for increased focus on implementation science

Resuscitation. 2013 Apr;84(4):422-5. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2012.08.336. Epub 2012 Sep 11.


Despite significant resources spent on rigorous evidence review and resuscitation guideline development, an important gap remains in our understanding of effective strategies and tools for implementing resuscitation guidelines. The lack of evidence about effective guideline implementation for resuscitation is likely reducing the impact of the incredible amount of work that goes into the production of such guidelines. This commentary draws attention to knowledge translation learnings from other content areas and within the area of resuscitation science to support a call for increased attention and innovation in implementation science as an equally important investment for the future of resuscitation medicine.

MeSH terms

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation / standards*
  • Guideline Adherence*
  • Humans
  • Information Dissemination
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*