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ALS in adult

Heart arrest is one of the common life-threatening situation which can face all of us during normal life especially then medical stuff in hospitals. Our algorithm describes briefly and exatly basic life supporting actions in case of heart arrest and advanced life support provided by emergency team. 

Author: Petr Štourač, Zuzana Hricišinová, Eva Uvízlová, Martin Vašíček

Institution: Faculty of Medicine at Masaryk University in Brno

Medical discipline: Emergency Medicine

Keywords: CPR | adrenaline | defibrilation

Educational evel: Undergraduate level | Graduate

Heart arrest is one of the common life-threatening situation which can face all of us during normal life especially then medical stuff in hospitals. Our algorithm describes briefly and exatly basic life supporting actions in case of heart arrest and advanced life support provided by emergency team. 


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Review

The presented ALS algorithm in an adult illustrates a typical adult sudden circulatory arrest situation. This case is modified by the fact that the collapse occurred in the hospital and had to be activated MET (Medical Emergency Team). This CPR algortimus is the ultimate foundation of knowledge for any professional rescuer, but it is more than worthy to be familiar with the medical community in great detail.

publikováno: 26.2.2013 | last modified on: 28.5.2020