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Asystole (cardiac standstill) This sequence was developed to assist in teaching how to treat a broad range of patients with asystole. Some patients may require care not specified herein.

This algorithm should not be construed to prohibit such flexibility. Flow of algorithm presumes Asystole is continuing . VF indicates ventricular fibrillaton. Should be confirmed in two leads.

Epinephrine should be repeated every 5 min.

Intubation is preferable if it can be accomplished simultaneously with other techniques, then the earlier the better. However, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of epinephrine. Consideration of its use in a dose of 1 mEq/kg is appropriate this point. Half of original dose may be repeated every 10 min if it is used.