Epinephrine has been the catecholamine of choice for the resuscitation of the cardiac arrest patient. There have been many changes over the years with the dosage of Epinephrine. The ACLS algorithms continue to evolve as more and more research continues. Paramedics continue to strive to increase their rate of survival for the cardiac arrest patient.
As medical professionals, we must put our best foot forward to find other alternative ACLS medications. The rate of successful resuscitation is way below an acceptable percentage. The American Heart Association will continue to evaluate the effectiveness of Epinephrine.