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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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