The Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers is a vital reference for healthcare
providers. It is often included on hospital crash carts and is accessed frequently in the field by EMS and other first responders.

The 2010 Handbook of ECC incorporates the latest science and treatment recommendations from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care .

This pocket-sized, reference book provides convenient, quick access to the latest resuscitation science and treatment information.

The 2010 Handbook of ECC is intended for use by healthcare professionals in emergency, intensive care, or critical care departments; emergency medical services (EMTs, paramedics); first responders; and AHA and other BLS, ACLS and PALS instructors.

  • Simple, easy-to-use algorithms and drug treatment information
  • Step-by-step guides and checklists to help healthcare providers perform accurate steps for quality care
  • Color-coded, quick-reference format
  • Customizable tabbing system
  • Spiral spine that allows book to lie flat for easy reading

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Additional Information

90-1000 2010 Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers (2010 Handbook of ECC)

  • Pocket-sized, 6.25” x 4” book
  • Spiral-bound for easy access to critical information
  • Includes 212 pages of full-color algorithms and text
  • Contained within a full-color soft cover
  • Includes subject labels and numbered tabs that providers can adhere to sections for even easier access to content

New Information

Risk Assessment
Update - Treatment recommendations for hypertension during stroke

Cardiac Biomarkers
Update - Recommendations for use of nitroglycerin, morphine, clopidogrel and heparin
Triage and reperfusion strategies for patients with acute coronary syndromes
Update - Capnography to confirm endotracheal tube placement and to monitor the effectiveness of resuscitation efforts
Maternal Cardiac Arrest Algorithm

Charts for the new PALS and Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS) Courses.
Update - Updated algorithm for the treatment of pediatric tachycardia with adequate perfusion

Considerations for Evaluation of the Cyanotic Neonate
Update - Table illustrating the revised 2007 Broselow Pediatric Emergency Tape
Field Triage of the Injured Patient

Glasgow Coma Scale

Administration of corticosteroids for pediatric patients

Newborn Resuscitation
Targeted Preductal SpO2 after birth

Naloxone removed from medications used during or after resuscitation of newborns

Changes: March 2013
2010 Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers (PDF)
[ISBN 978-1-61669-000-7, AHA Product Number 90-1000

Please make these corrections in your copy. These errors will be corrected in future printings of the Handbook.

90-1300TR     German Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers 2010 

90-2101JP      Japanese Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular for Healthcare Providers 2010 

90-2200BR     Portuguese Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers 2010

90-2300BR     Spanish Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers 2010     Available in eBook