2005 American Heart Association Guidelines
For CPR And ECC
The American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiac care.1 These guidelines, based on the latest comprehensive review of resuscitation science by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation, emphasize streamlined algorithms and recommendations to reduce the amount of information rescuers must learn and to emphasize the most important skills they must master.
The guidelines are based on the work of eight task forces that addressed specific areas of resuscitation science: basic life support, advanced life support, acute coronary syndromes, life support for children, neonatal life support, stroke, first aid, and education. These groups used an evidence-based approach to classify the recommendations for CPR and emergency cardiac care. The guidelines also present 12 algorithms covering the essential assessments and interventions for cardiac arrest and other life-threatening conditions.
Author:American Heart Association (AHA)
Publisher:American Heart Association (AHA)