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2017/2018 AHA BLS, ACLS, and PALS guidelines

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

doi: 10.1097/01.CCN.0000549630.21559.02

The American Heart Association released updates to its Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) guidelines in November 2018. This article summarizes the major updates from the 2018 guidelines as well as the 2017 Basic Life Support (BLS) guidelines update.

Karen Jean Craig-Brangan is the owner of EMS Educational Services, Inc., Cheltenham, Pa., an instructor at Montgomery County Emergency Medical Services, Norristown, Pa., and an AHA training center manager for Temple University Health System, Philadelphia, Pa.

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

The authors have disclosed no financial relationships related to this article.

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