ABC sequence

The first level of life support measures used in CPR, according to the ‘American school’ of cardiology, is the simple mnemonic of ‘airway, breathing, circulation’; advanced life support then continues as DEF—‘drugs, EKG, fibrillation’
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ABC sequence

Emergency medicine The first level of life support measures used in CPR according to the 'American school' of cardiology, is the simple mnemonic of 'airway, breathing, circulation'; advanced life support then continues as DEF–'drugs, EKG, fibrillation'. See C-A-B.
ABC/DEF sequence
Airway Ensure airway patency–clear bronchotracheal tree
Breathing Breathing by intermittent positive pressure ventilation
Circulation Compress chest at 60/minute
Drugs/Fluids Place IV line
EKG Examine/monitor EKG
Fibrillation Defibrillate ppp
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