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== Source ==
== Source ==

Revision as of 06:07, 12 January 2012

2010 AHA Recommendation Changes

  • Routine use of cricoid pressure is NOT recommended
  • Airway adjunct is recommended while performing ventilation
  • Pulse/rhythm checks should only occur q2min
  • Most critical component is high-quality compressions
  • Atropine and cardiac pacing are NOT recommended for asystole/PEA

ECG Analysis

  1. Is the rhythm fast or slow?
  2. Are the QRS complexes wide or narrow?
  3. Is the rhythm regular or irregular?


Adult Pulseless Arrest

Bradycardia (with Pulse)

Tachycardia (with Pulse)

See Also


  • AHA 2010 Guidelines for ACLS