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CPR Compression Depth and Time to Defibrillation

Dana P. Edelson, MD, Hospital Scholar, Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Chicago provides an in-depth and successfully shocking account of outcomes in patients requiring defibrillation. New concepts are discussed that may effect the next set of ACLS guidelines due to be issued in 2010.

References and Resources
Edelson DP, Abella BS, Kramer-Johansen J, Wik L, Myklebust H, Barry AM, Merchant RM, Hoek TL, Steen PA, Becker LB. Effects of compression depth and pre-shock pauses predict defibrillation failure during cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2006 Nov;71(2):137-45. Epub 2006 Sep 18.
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2005 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
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