Date Published

March 30, 2021

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ALS PCS Version ALS PCS Version 5.2


Just a question regarding a pediatric VSA. I was reading some other askmac questions and noticed they had said we use the pediatric defib setting for kids under 8, however if the child is over 8 and less than the onset of puberty, does that mean were still using the pediatric defibrillation setting or the adult setting on the semi-auto zoll?


Per the Medical Cardiac Arrest Medical Directive, the defibrillation settings are listed based on age, with ‰¥ 8 years being the adult dosing.  As such, for children ‰¥ 8 you are utilizing adult doses.



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