ACLS 2010 – Cardiac Arrest

Here are the 2010 ACLS Guidelines for Cardiac Arrest. This catch-all category encompasses anything without a pulse, but what had previously been separated out into the separate rhythms of ventricular fibrillation, pulseless ventricular tachycardia, asystole and pulseless electrical activity. I love the fact that they simplified this into one algorithm – and they stress:

  • early, deep and uninterrupted chest compressions, and
  • early defibrillation (when indicated – VF/VT)

The first video covers the algorithm and drugs

The second video goes into more details about these drugs

The third video looks at PEA and asystole

3 thoughts on “ACLS 2010 – Cardiac Arrest

  1. Great review of ACLS protocol in a different format than typical ACLS classes. The different colors make it easy to follow without it being an eyesore.

  2. Excellent videos on ACLS protocols. Will definitely review these again just prior to ACLS re-certification. Also appreciate the “Staying alive” reference for the rate of chest compressions

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