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What is the RECOVER Initiative?

Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation (RECOVER)

The initiative was spearheaded by co-chairs Dr. Daniel Fletcher and Dr. Manuel Boller with the following goals:

  1. To facilitate an evidence review of the current literature on veterinary cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  2. To derive a draft set of clinical guidelines for veterinary CPR based on the evidence review
  3. To collate and incorporate feedback from the veterinary community at large and develop a set of consensus CPR guidelines
  4. To widely disseminate these consensus, evidence-based veterinary CPR guidelines

Through the efforts of over 100 veterinary specialists, an evidence-based veterinary CPR guideline was created and made available. The RECOVER initiative directs its efforts at regularly updating the clinical guideline, providing effective training and certification in a standardized method of performing veterinary CPR, and guiding research in the area of veterinary resuscitation.

The RECOVER initiative now functions through three main committees; 1) Guideline, 2) Education, and 3) Research.

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.

The 2012 version is available, open access, at the Wiley Online Library

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