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ACLS, advanced cardiovascular life support, AHA, American Heart Association, basic life support, BLS, cardiac arrest, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, CPR, ECC, ECPR, emergency cardiovascular care, extracorporeal CPR, first aid, neonatal resuscitation, OHCA, out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, PALS, pediatric advanced life support, pediatric basic life support, presyncope



  1. Craig-Brangan, Karen Jean BS, RN, EMT-P
  2. Day, Mary Patricia MSN, RN, CRNA


Abstract: Continuous review of current research and practice has resulted in updates to the American Heart Association guidelines for CPR and emergency cardiovascular care. This article examines the recommendations and their implementation into current healthcare practice.