Actual AHA Algorithm

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American Heart Association

 Comprehensive ECC Algorithm

 

Person collapses
Possible cardiac arrest
Assess responsiveness

Unresponsive
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Begin Primary ABCD Survey
(Begin BLS Algorithm)

  Activate emergency response system
  Call for defibrillator
  A Assess breathing (open airway, look, listen, and feel)

Not Breathing
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  B Give 2 slow breaths
  C Assess pulse, if no pulse
  C Start chest compressions
  D Attach monitor/defibrillator when available

No Pulse
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