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18C/GS 0602
03-14-2006, 15:09
The new American Heart Association Guidelines were just released in December. I have been hearing about them, but I finally got around to taking a look at them for myself. Big changes are:

1. One person CPR they are recommending 30:1 compression to ventilation ratio
2. Two person CPR 15:1 compression to ventilation ratio
3. No stacked shocks. They recommend 2 minutes of compressions between shocks in order for the ATP within heart cells to be regenerated before the next shock.

There is much more than that but those were the a few of the highlights. If anyone wants to read more here are some links with the primary papers.

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/vol102/suppl_1/

http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3035517

Guy
03-15-2006, 09:36
Take care.

shadowflyer
03-15-2006, 19:50
Have ACLS guidelines changed as well? They are still testing on 3 stacked shocks of 200/300/360J.

JJ

remotemedic
03-16-2006, 00:53
The acls protocol has changed as - 2 minutes of cpr, and single shock, followed by 2 mins cpr - very different tp revious guidelines

BZ