PALS Algorithms

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First Things First (assess & treat for the following)

  • Check for response/call for help (911)
  • Confirm no pulse present
  • Begin BLS/CPR
    • One rescuer (30:2)
    • Two rescuers (15:2)
    • 5 cycles (2 minutes without interruption)
    • 100 compressions/min
  • Give oxygen if available
  • Attach monitor/defibrillator (may use AED protocol if >1 year)
  • Assess rhythm (ECG)
  • Establish IV/IO access

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First Things First (assess & treat for the following)

  • Check for response/call for help (911)
  • Confirm no pulse present
  • Begin BLS/CPR
    • One rescuer (30:2)
    • Two rescuers (15:2)
    • 5 cycles (2 minutes without interruption)
    • 100 compressions/min
  • Give oxygen if available
  • Attach monitor/defibrillator (may use AED protocol if >1 year)
  • Assess rhythm (ECG)
  • Establish IV/IO access

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Last updated: May 10, 2010