Nov 2, 2011

A phased approach to cardiac arrest resuscitation involving ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia

Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
John P BennerWilliam J Brady


With the release of the 2010 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiac care, evidence regarding management of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest suggests a more fundamental approach. To aid in understanding and learning, this article proposes a method that optimizes the timing and delivery of evidence-proven therapies with a 3-phase approach for out-of-hospital resuscitation from ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia. Although this model is not a new concept, it is largely based on the 2010 AHA Guidelines, enhancing the philosophy of the "CAB" concept (Chest compressions/Airway management/Breathing rescue).

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Acrocallosal Syndrome
Ventricular Fibrillation
Alveolar Ventilation Function
Muscle Cells
Cell Respiration
Basic Cardiac Life Support

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