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ABC of resuscitation. Ventricular fibrillation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3084000     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The hopeful phase: three shocks at 160J, 160J, 320J (200J, 200J, 400J). The struggling phase: three shocks at 320J (400J) after, respectively, lignocaine, adrenaline, bicarbonate. Patient intubated if possible. The desperate phase: three shocks at 320J (400J) with different electrode position or different defibrillator. While improvements will doubtless be made as skill in resuscitation increases, the guidelines can ensure that relatively few treated patients die in ventricular fibrillation and only those with irreversible myocardial damage are likely to be converted to intractible asystole.
D Chamberlain
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British medical journal (Clinical research ed.)     Volume:  292     ISSN:  0267-0623     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Med J (Clin Res Ed)     Publication Date:  1986 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-06-19     Completed Date:  1986-06-19     Revised Date:  2008-11-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8302911     Medline TA:  Br Med J (Clin Res Ed)     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1068-70     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Electric Countershock
Ventricular Fibrillation / drug therapy,  therapy*

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