Comparison of the number of systematic review questions (PICO questions)

This color-coded bar graph depicts a comparison of the number of systematic review questions, or PICO questions, addressed, deferred, or not referred in 2015 versus 2010 as reported by Part in the ILCOR International Consensus on CPR and ECC Science With Treatment Recommendations publication. (“PICO” is an acronym that stands for “Population, Intervention, Comparator, and Outcome.” “ILCOR” is an acronym that stands for “International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation.” “ECC is the acronym for “Emergency Cardiovascular Care.”) Nine categories of ILCO PICO questions were examined, each represented by its own bar. The categories include: Basic Life Support; Defibrillation; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Techniques and Devices; Advanced Life Support; Acute Coronary Syndromes; Pediatrics; Neonatal Resuscitation; Education, Implementation, and Teams; and First Aid. The bars have color-coded segments. Orange indicates 2010 questions, blue depicts 2015 questions, and purple represents questions deferred or not reviewed. The Basic Life Support bar shows there were 29 2010 questions, 23 2015 questions, and 16 questions that were deferred or not reviewed. The Defibrillation bar shows there were 17 2010 questions and zero 2015 questions or questions that were deferred or not reviewed. The Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Techniques and Devices bar shows there were seven 2010 questions and zero 2015 questions or questions that were deferred or not reviewed. The Advanced Life Support bar shows there were 72 2010 questions, 38 2015 questions, and 74 questions that were deferred or not reviewed. The Acute Coronary Syndromes bar shows there were 31 2010 questions, 18 2015 questions, and 20 questions that were deferred or not reviewed. The Pediatrics bar shows there were 55 2010 questions, 21 2015 questions, and 36 questions that were deferred or not reviewed. The Neonatal Resuscitation bar shows there were 26 2010 questions, 26 2015 questions, and 30 questions that were deferred or not reviewed. The Education, Implementation, and Teams bar shows there were 37 2010 questions, 17 2015 questions, and 17 questions that were deferred or not reviewed. The First Aid bar shows there were no 2010 questions, 22 2015 questions, and 33 questions that were deferred or not reviewed. Note that Defibrillation content of 2010 was absorbed within the 2015 Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support, and Pediatric CoSTR parts, and the Cardiopulmonary Techniques and Devices questions of 2010 were absorbed by the Advanced Life Support CoSTR part in 2015. (“CoSTR” is the abbreviation for the publication entitled “International Consensus on CPR and ECC Science with Treatment Recommendations.”) This figure is copyright 2015 by the American Heart Association. There is a caption beneath this Figure which reads: “Comparison of the number of systematic review questions (PICO questions) addressed or deferred/not reviewed in 2015 versus 2010 reported by Part in the ILCOR International Consensus on CPR and ECC Science With Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR) publication. BLS indicates Basic Life Support; Defib: Defibrillation*; CPR Tech and Dev: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Techniques and Devices; ALS: Advanced Life Support; ACS: Acute Coronary Syndromes; Peds: Pediatrics; NLS: Neonatal Resuscitation; EIT, Education, Implementation, and Teams. *Note that defibrillation content (Defib) of 2010 was absorbed within the 2015 Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support, and Pediatric CoSTR parts, and the CPR Techniques and Devices questions of 2010 were absorbed by the Advanced Life Support CoSTR part in 2015.”