Cardiopulmonary resuscitation for adults II. Advanced cardiac life support Eri̇şki̇nler i̇çi̇n kardi̇yopulmoner resüsi̇tasyon II- İleri̇ yaşam desteǧi̇

Özköse Z.

Gazi Medical Journal, vol.16, no.2, pp.55-65, 2005 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Name: Gazi Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.55-65
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


CPR is classified as basic life support (BLS), advanced life support (ALS) and post resuscitation support. BLS consists of provision of a patent upper airway, artificial ventilation and circulation of blood by closed chest cardiac compressions. ALS includes use of specialized equipment to maintain the airway, early defibrillation and pharmacologic therapy. In August 2000, the American Heart Association and the European Resuscitation Council published the "Guidelines 2000 for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. An International Consensus an Science" which include a section on advanced life support (ALS). In this article, the details of the revised guidelines for ALS are reviewed.