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New Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care Changes in the Management of Cardiac Arrest

Karl B. Kern, MD; Henry R. Halperin, MD; John Field, MD
JAMA. 2001;285(10):1267-1269. doi:10.1001/jama.285.10.1267.
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Approximately every 6 years the American Heart Association, in conjunction with a variety of other national and international organizations, has published a comprehensive review and recommendations for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiac care.14 Recently the cycle was completed again with the publication of "Guidelines 2000 for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care—International Consensus on Science" (referred to as the Guidelines).5 The American Heart Association's Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee and its 3 subcommittees (Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support [ACLS], and Pediatric Life Support [including Basic Life Support, ALS, and Neonatal]) share responsibility for updating these recommendations as new science becomes available. The latest report5 sets a new benchmark in comprehensive, evidence-based, international resuscitation guidelines.

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Figure. Ventricular Fibrillation (VF)/Pulseless Ventricular Tachycardia (VT) Algorithm
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