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Adult cardiac arrest algorithm
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The algorithm presented above has been modified to make it more consistent with the 2015 update to the ACLS Guidelines while we await permission from the AHA to reproduce the latest version.
CPR: cardiopulmonary resuscitation; ET: endotracheal tube; EtCO2: end tidal carbon dioxide; IO: intraosseous; IV: intravenous; PEA: pulseless electrical activity; VF: ventricular fibrillation; VT: ventricular tachycardia.
Reprinted with permission. Adult Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support: 2010. American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. © 2010 American Heart Association, Inc.
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