Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation

Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation

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Mission Statement
The American Heart Association's (AHA) strategic goal to reduce coronary heart disease, stroke and risk by 20 percent by the year 2020 has led to an emphasis on the importance of resuscitation and the chain of survival in AHA activities and use of resources. The Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation (3CPR) bench-to-bedside and community approach ranges from integrated cardiopulmonary physiology to issues of critical care, emergency cardiovascular care and CPR.  Pulmonary hypertension and regulation of the pulmonary circulation have historically been areas of investigation for many of our council members. The council is keenly interested in promoting approaches that include clinical care, clinical research and basic science.

Council activities focus on developing research interests and careers of young investigators, writing scientific statements for the AHA, supporting scientific meetings and providing representation on various American Heart Association committees.

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3CPR Awards and Lectures

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The council is keenly interested in promoting approaches that include clinical care, clinical research, and basic science.

Awards, Lectures & Scholarships
Acknowledges significant achievements in cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Fellowship provides a means to recognize council members for outstanding contributions to the field and service to the American Heart Association (AHA).

2010 -AHA Guidelines for
CPR and ECC.
Council Committees
The 3CPR Council is comprised of professionals who serve as experts on issues related to cardiopulmonary, critical care, perioperative and resuscitation.
Early Career
The 3CPR Council fosters the development of early career professionals, including research scientists and clinicians.
Additional Resources
Find out more about the 3CPR Council.
View brochure (PDF)
Become a member slides (PPT)
 The History of CPR
View history the of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC)
The council works closely with the AHA's ECC. View resources.
Hands Only CPR
Funding Opportunities
The method for applying for funding is Web-based, using our electronic system, Grants@Heart.
2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
View the full 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC.
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The purpose of the American Heart Association's Early Career and Mentoring programs is to encourage and assist promising students and junior faculty as they seek to embark upon and establish successful careers in science.

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