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


  1. Jeff says:

    Well illustrated explanation of a very common presentation. Thank you again for your lectures!

  2. Ryan says:

    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.

  3. Daniel S. says:

    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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