Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Clinical Editor

Laurie Armendariz, RN, MICN, CN III Supervisor, UC Irvine Cardiac Cath & EP Lab, Irvine, California
Laurie Armendariz, RN, MICN, CN III Supervisor, UC Irvine Cardiac Cath & EP Lab, Irvine, California
Re: Updating Algorithm for Shock and Drug Administration for Ventricular Tachycardia Dear Dr. Kern, The article from February 2014, “How should a ‘Code Blue’ be managed in the cath lab?”, was extremely accurate. Thank you for giving credit to the cath lab team, being self-sufficient and highly skilled. The advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) algorithm in the article shows previous American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines. Current guidelines are available in the AHA’s Advance Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider Manual (April 2011), page 61, ISBN 1616690100. Regards, Laurie Armendariz, RN, MICN CN III Supervisor, UC Irvine Cardiac Cath & EP Lab, Irvine, California