NREMT-B and updated AHA CPR

bigdude

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Will any potential CPR questions on the NREMT be upated to the new AHA standards, or should I answer those questions based on the old CPR standards?
 
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bigdude

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For a witnessed cardiac arrest, you immediately apply AED and attempt to defibrillate. For an unwitnessed cardiac arrest you do five cycles of CPR and then apply AED and attempt to defibrillate. Are these 2005 or 2010 AHA CPR guidelines?
 

depri

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http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/112/24_suppl/IV-35.full
This is the 2005 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.

The section entitled "Shock First Versus CPR First"

"When any rescuer witnesses an out-of-hospital arrest and an AED is immediately available on-site, the rescuer should use the AED as soon as possible. [...] When an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is not witnessed by EMS personnel, they may give about 5 cycles of CPR before checking the ECG rhythm and attempting defibrillation (Class IIb)."

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Edit: I believe it's still the same for the witnessed and the un-witnessed arrests in the new 2010 AHA Guidelines.
 
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oneahis

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Nremt website says the test will start using the new guidelines on 1-1-12. Also all my iPhone medical apps have updated the new guidelines and test questions.
 

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National EMS Certification exams will reflect the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care on the dates below - these dates allow ample time for implementation plans, instructor updates, and anticipated publication of all related AHA educational support materials.


November 1, 2011 EMT-Paramedic
January 1, 2012
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)
Intermediate/99 (I/99)

March 1, 2012
Intermediate/85 (I/85)
 

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