Proper Defibillator Pad Placement + Dual Sequential Defibrillation


  • Hosam says:

    Sometimes, we have a problem with Defibillator Pad Placement in obese female with large breasts. Do you have tips for that?

  • A couple of points from the prehospital arena.
    Maximum defibrillation joules may be greater than 200. (Physio is 360J) both bi-phasic waveforms.
    If you have uninterrupted Chest Compressions and have shocked the patient 5 times with a traditional approach – Reaccess Pad vectors (placement) and Dual Defibrillation can be a game changer.

    Beyond our initial case series (Cabanas JG et al. Double Sequential External Defibrillation in Out-of-Hospital Refractory Ventricular Fibrillation: A Report of Ten Cases. Perhaps Emerg Care 2015; 19 (1): 126 – 130. PMID: 25243771) studies continue to show some success beyond repeating traditional treatment to futility.

    This is a good summary –

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