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Call for domain lead applications

We are pleased to announce a new opportunity to contribute to evidence review on a grand scale as an ILCOR Domain Lead!

Description of the Position and Relationship to the new Strategic Plan for ILCOR

The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR)’s new strategic direction embraces a continuous review process rather than a batch and queue process as seen in the past with publications of consensus on science with treatment recommendations (COSTR) statements every 5 years. As a first step, all questions that need to be asked in the evidence review process were converted into a standard format: population, intervention, control, outcome (PICO). The ILCOR information specialists reviewed these PICO questions and have identified about 61 unique search strategies that define resuscitation science into repositories of topics called domains. These unique search strategies would identify the literature for all PICO questions in the domain. Based on these domains, we will build publication alerts to scan the published literature and suggest triggers when it may be appropriate to review an existing PICO question and the accompanying ILCOR published COSTR and knowledge gaps. The domain lead will review these publication alerts and discuss with the relevant ILCOR Task Force chairs and decide when it is time to trigger a systematic review (SR). The domain lead with the Task Force Chair will decide whether the PICO question is simple enough for an individual systematic reviewer to lead a team or, when the question is more complex, work with a hired knowledge synthesis unit (KSU). The Domain lead will oversee the review through to generation and posting of the ILCOR consensus on science with treatment recommendation and knowledge gaps. If they contribute enough to merit authorship, the domain lead will be included as an author. ILCOR will provide guidance documents and a monitoring program with timelines for the domain lead to work with the review team and the Task Force; these will ensure compliance with performance metrics and timelines. The domain leads will be accountable to the Continuous Evidence Evaluation working group (CEEWG)/ILCOR Science Advisory Committee (SAC).

Each applicant will be asked to indicate what area of interest they have in resuscitation.

Current 9 primary domains are: Education; airway and ventilation; CPR; drugs and fluids; emergency care; post arrest; pharmacotherapy; defibrillation; screening and diagnosis.

We will be accepting domain lead applications until Friday, April 7th, 2017 12AM CST (6AM GMT). For additional information and job description details, please click on the following link: Domain Lead Application. Thank you for your willingness to volunteer and significant contributions to ILCOR.