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RECOVER During the COVID-19 Pandemic

How RECOVER is Helping During the COVID-19 Pandemic, and Other Important Information

The Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation (RECOVER) initiative is helping veterinary professionals and the community through the challenges posed by the recent pandemic. Pleaes take note of a few items.

  1. For Students: We have offered our online courses for free to students who have had their school year abruptly cut short and taken to a virtual classroom setting. This program concluded on 4/17, and more information on our effort can be found on this page.
  2. For Everyone: We are providing discounted course access to everyone else to make high quality online CE available during the times CE events have been largely cancelled. Please use the code washyourhands to receive a 30% discount.
  3. RECOVER Information: Information relevant to RECOVER Certified BLS Instructor®, RECOVER Certified ALS Instructor®, RECOVER Certified BLS Rescuer®, RECOVER Certified ALS Rescuer® and the members of the veterinary community can be found on this page. We will update this page as much as necessary to keep you updated.

We are proud to be a part of the veterinary community full of individuals that remain strong and supportive of each other in order to overcome the challenges of this unprecedented time. Please stay safe and healthy through it all!


What is the RECOVER Initiative?

The internationally recognized authority in veterinary CPR

The Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation (RECOVER) initiative was spearheaded by a team of veterinary emergency and critical care specialists in 2010 with the goal of developing and disseminating the first true evidence-based veterinary cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) guidelines. The RECOVER Initiative has 3 goals:

  1. Guidelines: Develop and update evidence-based, consensus veterinary CPR guidelines through exhaustive review of the primary CPR literature.
  2. Education: Provide the only standardized CPR training to veterinary professionals and pet owners offering CPR certification through the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) and endorsed by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS).
  3. Research: Inform and support scientific research to improve our approach to CPR in animals.

Through the efforts of over 100 veterinary specialists working with the RECOVER initiative, the very first evidence-based veterinary CPR guidelines were published in the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2012.

The RECOVER Initiative is a non-profit, volunteer-based program within ACVECC and VECCS dedicated to conducting high-quality education, evidence search, and guideline creation. Learn more about the RECOVER Initiative and veterinary CPR by exploring this web site.

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