Table 1
CriteriaNumber
*Recommended by JRCALC 1996.
Recognition of Death protocols
Rigor mortis/postmortem staining14
No bystander BLS for 10 minutes + asystole6
No bystander BLS for 15 minutes + asystole*13
No bystander BLS for 20 minutes + asystole6
Termination of Resuscitation protocols
No policy9
ALS 10 minutes + persistent asystole2
ALS 15 minutes + persistent asystole6
ALS 20 minutes + persistent asystole*9
“3 cycles” CPR + persistent asystole2
Termination after limited period of CPR protocols
No bystander BLS for 10 minutes + CPR for 1 minute + persistent asystole2
No bystander BLS for 15 minutes + CPR for 1 minute + persistent asystole*6
No bystander BLS for 15 minutes + CPR for 2 minutes + persistent asystole2
No bystander BLS for 20 minutes + CPR for 3 minutes + persistent asystole1