About the Author

AnnMarie Fitzgerald Chase, MSN, RN, CEN is a Clinical Educator living in Derry, N.H.

Her Professional Nursing experience includes working in Telemetry, ICU, the Emergency Department and Instructing RN students.

She is currently the flow operations manager at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Mass.

AnnMarie is a Board Certified Emergency Nurse, who enjoys teaching ACLS and is also a new TNCC instructor.

AnnMarie earned her BSN from Regis College in Weston, MA and completed her MSN with a concentration in Education in November 2009.

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Welcome to Code Communications, ZOLL's online resuscitation newsletter for hospital clinicians. Each edition explores a new topic in the field of resuscitation with an emphasis on practical solutions for changing practice and improving outcomes.

Visit the Code Communications home page and access our newsletter archives covering a variety of topics including: early defibrillation, trends and new technologies in CPR and code documentation.

 
BLS and ACLS in 2011
An Introduction to the 2010 AHA CPR Guidelines for Healthcare Providers

Feeling stressed, overworked, and in information overload? Well, you can relax when it comes to the new 2010 American Heart Association CPR Guidelines, as BCLS and ACLS just got streamlined and simplified. Although making your life easier was not the driving force behind the changes, it seems likely that this will be the case. The American Heart Association (AHA) based the new guidelines on the latest science in the field of resuscitation in order to reduce disability and save more lives. So sit back and relax as we go over what has changed for 2010.

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