Date Published

March 30, 2021

Updated For

ALS PCS Version ALS PCS Version 5.2


With regards to pediatric resuscitation, are we to use the pediatric setting on the zoll for only less than 8 years old, or for >30 days to onset puberty? I was reading old Q&A for this, and it was made to seem like we only use the pediatric setting for less than 8 on the zoll, and anything older than that use the adult setting


Per the ALS-PCS, for those 30 days to <8 years:

    • If you utilize manual defibrillation, you should use 2J/kg, and then 4J/kg (pediatric dosing)


    • If you utilize semi-automatic defibrillation, you should use manufacturer settings, +/- pediatric attenuator cables if carried by your Service.

Per the ALS-PCS, for those 8 years or older:

For both manual and semi-automatic defib you are to utilize adult defibrillation dosages._x000D_



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