The American Heart Association (AHA) constantly provides guidelines on caring for persons with heart disease based on research and scientific findings. The recent guidelines released in October 2020 base emphasis on the following areas:
- Improved algorithms and visual aids to guide resuscitation procedures.
- Significance of early CPR by lay rescuers.
- Significance of early epinephrine administration.
- Real-time audiovisual feedback in the delivery of high-quality CPR.
- Ongoing measurement of end-tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO2) blood pressure and during ACLS resuscitation.
- Patient care after the return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC).
- Care for cardiac arrest patients after discharge from hospital.
- Management of cardiac arrest in expectant mothers.
- Handling of opioid emergencies and early CPR by bystanders.