The most recent BLS 2015 guidelines (ILCOR 2015) retain many of the 2010 recommendations, again reinforcing the chain of survival. However, there is an increased emphasis on simplification of compression method, good quality bystander CPR and encouragement thereof, dispatcher guided CPR and early defibrillation. Fig. 2.1 The interactions between the emergency medical dispatcher, the bystander who […]
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“There is no evidence that giving any anti-arrhythmic drug routinely during a cardiac arrest increases rate of survival discharge. Despite the lack of long-term outcome data, it is reasonable to continue to use anti-arrhythmic drugs on a routine basis.” — ARC
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Australian Resuscitation Council Guideline Changes (2006)
The decision to stop CPR should be tailored according to the specifics of the individual case and is based on clinical judgement. The decision is best made by the Team Leader in consultation with other team members
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