In the article by Sayre et al, “Part 5: Adult Basic Life Support: 2010 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations,” which published online October 18, 2010, and appeared with the October 19, 2010, issue of the journal (Circulation. 2010;122[suppl 2]:S298–S324), a correction was needed:
On page S302, left column, in the section “Firm Surface for Chest Compressions,” the paragraph under the heading “Treatment Recommendation” was replaced. The paragraph read,
The precordial thump should not be used for unwitnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The precordial thump may be considered for patients with monitored, unstable ventricular tachycardia if a defibrillator is not immediately available. There is insufficient evidence to recommend for or against the use of the precordial thump for witnessed onset of asystole.
The paragraph now reads,
CPR should be performed on a firm surface when possible. Air-filled mattresses should be routinely deflated during CPR. There is insufficient evidence for or against the use of backboards during CPR. If a backboard is used, rescuers should minimize delay in initiation of chest compressions, minimize interruption in chest compressions, and take care to avoid dislodging catheters and tubes during backboard placement.
The authors regret the error.
This correction has been made to the current online version of the article, which is available at http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/122/16_suppl_2/S298.
- © 2013 American Heart Association, Inc.