types of acls algorithms

Types of ACLS Algorithms

ACLS which stands for advanced cardiac life support or advanced cardiovascular life support refers to a set of clinical algorithms for the urgent treatment of cardiac arrest, stroke, myocardial infarction, as well as other life-threatening cardiovascular emergencies. types of acls algorithms

The current ACLS (2015) guidelines are classified into several groups of algorithms. In mathematics, an algorithm refers to an explicitly defined specification of how to solve a set of problems. In ACLS, an algorithm is a set of instructions that are followed to standardize treatment, and increase its effectiveness. These algorithms usually come in the form of a flowchart, incorporating “yes” or “no” type decisions, making the algorithm easier to memorize.

  1. Cardiac Arrest Algorithm

  1. Acute Coronary Syndromes Algorithm

  1. Pulseless Electrical Activity (PEA) / Asystole Algorithm

  1. Ventricular Fibrillation (VF) / Pulseless Ventricular Tachycardia (VT) Algorithm

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  1. Bradycardia Algorithm

  1. Tachycardia Algorithms

  1. Respiratory Arrest Algorithm

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  1. Opioid Emergency Algorithm

  1. Post-Cardiac Arrest Algorithm

  1. Suspected Stroke Algorithm

 

References:

ACLS: Principles and Practice. Dallas: American Heart Association. 2003. p. 1. ISBN 978-0-87493-341-3.

“HIGHLIGHTS of the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC” (PDF). American Heart Association. 2015. Retrieved May 14, 2019. types of acls algorithms

 

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