A glossary is a list with explanations of abstruse, antiquated, dialectal or technical terms (The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles). In this context, the terms will be explained or defined by reference to recognized international usage (RI) or particular Australian Resuscitation Council usage (ARC)

Entries will be limited to those used in ARC Guidelines and reference to the relevant ARC guideline will be made when appropriate. Glossary items used in the text of another glossary item will be indicated by bold type.