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Defibrillation Strategies for Refractory Ventricular Fibrillation

Background Information:  Double external defibrillation (DED) is an intervention often used to treat refractory ventricular fibrillation (RVF). This procedure involves applying another set of pads attached to a second defibrillator to a patient and shocking them in hopes of terminating …

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CardiovascularProcedures and SkillsResuscitation

Pre-Charging the Defibrillator Before Rhythm Checks in Cardiac Arrest

Background: High quality CPR and early defibrillation are the cornerstones of improving outcomes in cardiac arrest.  We know that prolonged duration of pauses during chest compressions affect hemodynamics, shock conversion rates and ultimately survival [2].  Therefore, it is paramount to …

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Resuscitation

Beyond ACLS: Pre-Charging the Defibrillator

Post Written By: Sam Ghali (Twitter: @EM_RESUS) In cardiac arrest care there has been a lot of focus over the years on limiting interruptions in chest compressions during CPR. In fact, this concept has become a major focus of the …

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Resuscitation

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