Heartsaver CPR & AED Review

AHA Chain of Survival

The term Chain of Survival provides a useful metaphor for the elements of the ECC systems concept. The 5 links in the adult Chain of Survival are:
  • Immediate recognition of cardiac arrest and activation of the emergency response system
  • Early cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with an emphasis on chest compressions
  • Rapid defibrillation
  • Effective advanced life support
  • Integrated post-cardiac arrest care