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advanced cardiovascular life support, American Heart Association guidelines, antiarrhythmic therapy, basic life support, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, pediatric advanced life support, pediatrics, return of spontaneous circulation, ventricular fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia



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


Abstract: In November 2017, the American Heart Association published updates to its adult and pediatric Basic Life Support and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation guidelines; one year later, it published updates to its Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support guidelines. This article reviews these updated guidelines and highlights the key changes and how to integrate them into practice.