About ARAN Flowcharts and Guidelines
The reference sources for these guidelines include the the International Liaison Committee on resuscitation (ILCOR), the European Resuscitation Council (ERC), the American Heart Association (AHA). the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC), scientific research, Paramedic practice and practical experience and testing in the Pre-Hospital Emergency sector and resuscitation training.
ARAN has developed guidelines and flowcharts to ensure they are easy to interpret and enact in an emergency situation, particularly by an individual, without extensive resources or assistance.
Flowcharts need to be designed with care to make sure that instructions are clear and pathways are easy to follow. ARAN has created flowcharts to improve graphical clarity and consistency.
The recommendations of ARAN are taken from a broad range of evidence, research, experience and testing.
ARAN strives to keep all guidelines and flowcharts up-to-date with the new international practice and is willing to embrace new, common-sense approaches to technique development.
IMPORTANT: In the development of these guidelines, in some instances ARAN has used ARC material for the purposes of criticism and review as allowed under Section 41 of the Copyright Act of 1968. The ARAN Guidelines therefore represent an opinion of what a selected number of BLS guidelines would look like if their format and content reflected best practice, international evidence, common sense and the understanding that BLS is often implemented by a single rescuer without the resources and assistance available to other level of health care. ARAN does not, and has never claimed that its guidelines are wholly original. ARAN has never profited from these guidelines and provides them for the purposes of consideration, discussion and critical review. ARAN does not and has never claimed that its guidelines are "approved" by the ARC or any other body nor has ARAN set out to deceive any person that this is the case. In reality, in all its content, ARAN very clearly differentiates between its status and opinions and that of any other organisation.