ANZCOR recommendation: Escalating energy to 360J
“If the first shock is not successful and the defibrillator is capable of delivering shocks of higher energy, it is reasonable to increase the energy to the maximum available for subsequent shocks.” (1)
ANZCOR recommendation: Default initial energy of 200J
For biphasic waveforms: “The default initial energy level for adults should be set at 200J.” (1)
ANZCOR recommendation: Decreased time to defibrillation
“The chance of successful defibrillation decreases with time. Therefore the performance of good CPR and decreasing the time to defibrillation are the highest priorities in resuscitation from sudden cardiac arrest.” (2)
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- The AED 3 has the fastest shock delivery after chest compression stop which helps minimise the delay between stopping chest compressions and delivery of shock. It can also be used for both adults and children, thus eliminating the need to purchase special pads for children and helping minimise cause.
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ANZCOR Guideline 11.2 – Protocols for Adult Advanced Life Support. 2016;3(section 2.4).
ANZCOR Guideline 11.2 – Protocols for Adult Advanced Life Support. 2016;2(section 1).
Lifepak AED’s meet ANZCOR 2016 Guidelines
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