This information is from the 2010 AHA Guidelines. Please refer to the below link for up to date information.
If you have not already, read about the new 2015-2020 AHA ACLS Guidelines here.
In October 2010 the American Heart Association released their new 2010 guidelines for BLS and ACLS. These guidelines will be good through 2015. There were some major changes to BLS Guidelines and minor changes to the 2010 ACLS Guidelines. The links below review changes that occurred with the release of the 2010 ACLS & BLS Guidelines.
The article content was developed from information released by the American Heart Association in their Executive Summary: 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care and cited references from the executive summary. Use the links below to access the articles.
This 5 minute video covers all the 2010 guideline changes listed below.
Briefly covers general changes and emphasis points regarding CPR. Includes chest compression and ventilation changes
Explanation of the most significant change in the AHA 2010 BLS Guidelines
Outlines 3 key points that should be emphasized during ACLS Training prior to certification
The changes reflect new data on the use of pacing in bradycardia, and on cardioversion and defibrillation for tachycardia rhythm disturbance
Summarizes the most significant changes in airway management dynamics for the 2010 ACLS Guidelines
Reviews medication changes for the treatment of symptomatic arrhythmias including changes with PEA/asystole, bradycardia, and unstable tachycardia
Do you know the difference between the 2010 and 2015 ACLS Guidelines?