With the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update, it's not so much about protocol revision as it is a back-to-basics approach on training crews to deliver high-quality CPR.
The probability that CPR and drugs alone will restore pulses declines over 20–25 minutes of resuscitation, and it would be desirable to have an alternative plan for patients who still show signs of life.
The 2015 AHA Guidelines widens the temperature range for targeted temperature management (formerly known as "therapeutic hypothermia"), potentially extends the duration of cooling, and expanded application of TTM from primarily v fib arrests to all arrest etiologies.
The 2015 AHA Guidelines were designed to provide a safe and effective approach to opioid-associated resuscitative emergencies, recognizing that most cases involve multiple pathophysiological processes and comorbidities.
Committee chairs and key authors of the 2015 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care synthesize, outline and summarize the key changes, deliberations, considerations, research and recommendations as they relate to EMS providers and the EMS-hospital interface.
Robert Neumar, MD, PhD, reviews the major changes to the 2015 update to the AHA Guidelines for CPR, with links to more in-depth articles summarizing the key changes, deliberations, considerations, research and recommendations as they relate to EMS providers and the EMS-hospital interface.