What is the basic life support sequence of steps for patient resuscitation?
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) guidelines provide a series of algorithms regarding distressed patients in various clinical settings. The basic life support sequence of steps for resuscitation is a core part of these algorithms. Intervention in a patient with an unstable condition begins with the assessment of C irculation (heart rate and blood pressure), establishment of an A irway, followed by assessment of B reathing (ventilation). This C-A-B sequence was introduced in 2010 to emphasize the importance of starting chest compressions as soon as possible and represents a change from the original A-B-C (Airway, Breathing, Circulation) sequence.