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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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Last updated: May 10, 2010


"PALS Algorithms." Pocket ICU Management, PocketMedicine.com, Inc, 2010. Anesthesia Central, anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534054/all/PALS_Algorithms.
PALS Algorithms. Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534054/all/PALS_Algorithms. Accessed April 21, 2019.
PALS Algorithms. (2010). In Pocket ICU Management. Available from https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534054/all/PALS_Algorithms
PALS Algorithms [Internet]. In: Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. [cited 2019 April 21]. Available from: https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534054/all/PALS_Algorithms.
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