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Rhythms for Defibrillation

What rhythms to defibrillate? Ventricular Fibrillation (VF) and Pulseless Ventricular Tachycardia (pVT)

Energy Selection: AHA Guidelines recommend following the recommendation from the manufacturer:

* 360J (Monophasic)

* 120J- 150J -200J (Zoll Biphasic)

* 150J (Phillips Smart Biphasic)

* 200J- 300J- 360J (LifePak 15/ Stryker)

⚠️ REMEMBER: For every minute we delay defibrillation, the chance of success for our patient decreases by 7-10%

To learn more about defibrillation, please review our video:

Disclaimer: This post 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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