2019 AHA Guidelines Update: Adult ACLS

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The 2019 American Heart Association Update has arrived!​1​ CanadiEM has partnered with the AHA to produce a three part infographic series highlighting new guideline changes. Our infographics visually summarize recommendations new to the 2019 update.

Part one of our infographic series focuses on updates to the 2019 Adult ACLS Guidelines. You can find the full article by the AHA here.

Updates to the 2019 Adult ACLS Guidelines include:

  • The use of advanced airways during CPR
  • The role of vasopressors during CPR
  • The use of extracorporeal CPR

To view the full 2019 AHA focused update guidelines, visit https://professional.heart.org/professional/ScienceNews/UCM_505083_2019-Focused-Update-on-AdultPediatric-Basic-Advanced-Life-Support-Neonatal-L.jsp?utm_campaign=sciencenews19-20&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=phd11-14-19.

Stay tuned for our other infographics in the series: Pediatric ALS updates, and Systems of Care updates.

You can find all of the 2019 AHA Guidelines Update infographics here!

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This infographic was reviewed by the AHA and CanadiEM.

This post was uploaded by Andy Tolmie.

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    Panchal A, Berg K, Hirsch K, et al. 2019 American Heart Association Focused Update on Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support: Use of Advanced Airways, Vasopressors, and Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation During Cardiac Arrest: An Update to the American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Circulation. November 2019:CIR0000000000000732. doi:10.1161/CIR.0000000000000732

Sparsh Shah

Sparsh Shah is an incoming Emergency Medicine Resident at the University of Toronto. He has interests in trauma, global health, and healthcare innovation.

Andrew Tolmie

Andrew is a PGY-1 at the University of Saskatchewan Emergency Medicine Program. He is also a Graphic Design Lead for the CanadiEM Infographics team. Outside of medicine, Andrew enjoys pour-over coffee, downhill skiing, and mountain biking.
Alvin is currently a PGY5 in the FRCP EM program at McMaster University. He serves as Director of Design for CanadiEM and has interests in knowledge translation and health innovation.

Comilla Sasson

Comilla Sasson, MD, PhD is an Emergency Medicine Physician and serves as the Vice President of Science & Innovation, Emergency Cardiovascular Care at the American Heart Association.