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ACLS Algorithms

2010 ACLS Guidelines

All figures in this document are taken from the ACLS Guidelines published in Circulation
(Volume 122, Issue 18 Supp 3; November 2, 2010). The complete guidelines can be accessed
via http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/vol122/18_suppl_3/

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SIMPLIFIED ADULT BASIC LIFE SUPPORT ................................................................. 1


HEALTHCARE PROVIDER ADULT BLS ........................................................................ 2
CIRCULAR ARREST ALGORITHM .............................................................................. 3
ARREST ALGORITHM ................................................................................................... 4
MATERNAL ARREST ALGORITHM ............................................................................... 5
POST-ARREST ALGORITHM ........................................................................................ 6
TACHYCARDIA WITH A PULSE ALGORITHM .............................................................. 7
BRADYCARDIA WITH A PULSE ALGORITHM .............................................................. 8
ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME ALGORITHM........................................................... 9
ADULT STROKE ALGORITHM .................................................................................... 10

SIMPLIFIED ADULT BASIC LIFE SUPPORT

HEALTHCARE PROVIDER ADULT BLS

CIRCULAR ARREST ALGORITHM

ARREST ALGORITHM

MATERNAL ARREST ALGORITHM

POST-ARREST ALGORITHM

TACHYCARDIA WITH A PULSE ALGORITHM

**Adenosine for stable regular wide complex tachycardia, while listed as a consideration on the
algorithm, should only be used by very experienced providers.

BRADYCARDIA WITH A PULSE ALGORITHM

ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME ALGORITHM

ADULT STROKE ALGORITHM

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