Cardiac arrest is the abrupt loss of heart function in a person who may or may not have been diagnosed with heart disease. It can come on suddenly or in the wake of other symptoms. Cardiac arrest is often fatal if appropriate steps aren’t . Push hard (″ ( cm)) and fast ( bpm) and allow chest recoil. Minimize interruptions. Do not over ventilate. If no advanced airway, compression to ventilation ratio. Quantitative waveform capnography. If ETCO 2.
Adult Cardiac Arrest Algorithm. Author: American Heart Association Subject: Please contact the American Heart Association at [email protected] or to request a long description of this image. Created Date. Adult Cardiac Arrest Circular Algorithm. © American Heart Association. CPR Quality. •Push hard (at least 2 inches [5 cm]) and fast (/min) and. allow complete chest recoil. • Minimize interruptions in compressions. • Avoid excessive ventilation. • Change compressor every 2 minutes, or sooner if fatigued.