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Pediatric Defibrillation

Updated: Feb 9, 2023

What rhythms to defibrillate?


Ventricular Fibrillation (VF) and Pulseless Ventricular Tachycardia (pVT)

Pediatric Energy Selection:


⚡️First Defib @ 2J/kg

⚡️Second Defib @ 4J/kg

⚡️Subsequent shocks at ≥4J/kg, up to a maximum of 10J/kg, not to exceed the Adult dose.



See our video on Pediatric Defibrillation: https://youtu.be/9rHG19S-qUc


Disclaimer: This video is for educational purposes and is not intended as medical advice. While we strive for 100% accuracy, errors may occur, and medications or protocols may change over time.




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