Life Saving Algorithms

The most important intervention is to act. The purpose of this life support education is to empower everyone to take life-saving action. Whether you are a bystander, a medical professional, or anyone in between, education will give you the knowledge to act with confidence. The ILCOR’s most recent guidelines emphasize the importance of coordinated care within a system designed to give the victim every possible chance of survival with brain and heart function intact.

This coordinated care starts with a systematic approach to basic life support, continues through the interventions described in advanced life support, and proceeds to post-resuscitation care designed to return the victim to optimal health. These systematic guidelines are presented in the form of algorithms within each level of life support. The ILCOR recommends review of these algorithms and the principles behind them more often than every two years.


These algorithms cover 1 and 2 professional rescuer CPR and AED use for adult and pediatric victims.


These ACLS algorithms cover the advanced interventions required to respond to cardiac emergencies in adults.


The PALS algorithms guide the response to life threatening emergencies in the pediatric population.

CPR, AED and First Aid

Intended for people without medical training, these algorithms cover Adult BLS and the Chain of Survival.


These algorithms cover the suggested cardiac arrest algorithms for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients.

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Algorithms in your pocket

With MediCode, you no longer will have to carry a set of expandable cards with you at all times while at work. You will never have to waste valuable time in an emergency situation searching through multiple algorithms until you find the right one. All of the algorithms are now accessible from the palm of your hand, and you will be selecting your desired algorithm by memory in no time. Choose between multiple viewing options.

The individual algorithms included within this app are:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) AED, and First Aid
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

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