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Update: 2015 AHA BLS and ACLS guidelines

Craig-Brangan, Karen Jean BS, RN, EMT-P; Day, Mary Patricia MSN, RN, CRNA

doi: 10.1097/01.CCN.0000480744.54860.76
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Abstract: The American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care focuses on the resuscitation science and guidelines recommendations for resuscitation providers. This update was published in October 2015 and includes updated resuscitation strategies such as the removal of vasopressin from the Adult Cardiac Arrest Algorithm and a change in the ventilation rate for a patient with an advanced airway during CPR.

The American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care includes new strategies for resuscitation.

Karen Jean Craig-Brangan is owner/president and CEO of EMS Educational Services, Inc., Cheltenham, Pa.

Mary Patricia Day is a certified registered nurse anesthetist at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.

The authors and planners have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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