Which emergency cardiac treatments are no longer recommended for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Catharine A Bon, MD; Chief Editor: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD  more...
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Emergency cardiac treatments no longer recommended include the following:

  • Routine atropine for pulseless electrical activity (PEA)/asystole

  • Cricoid pressure (with CPR)

  • Airway suctioning for all newborns (except those with obvious obstruction)

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