What are the ACLS guidelines for advanced treatment of cardiac arrest following cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Catharine A Bon, MD; Chief Editor: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD  more...
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In the in-hospital setting or when a paramedic or other advanced provider is present, ACLS guidelines call for a more robust approach to treatment of cardiac arrest, including the following:

  • Drug interventions

  • ECG monitoring

  • Defibrillation

  • Invasive airway procedures


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