According to AHA guidelines, when should cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) be terminated in out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs)?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Catharine A Bon, MD; Chief Editor: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD  more...
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According to the AHA, if all the following are present, termination of resuscitation in OHCA may be considered:

  • Arrest was not witnessed by EMS personnel

  • No return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) prior to transport

  • No AED shock delivered prior to transport


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