How is a rhythm determined to be shockable in pediatric cardiac arrest?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Catharine A Bon, MD; Chief Editor: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD  more...
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Once the child is attached to the monitor or AED, the rhythm should be analyzed and determined to be shockable or nonshockable. Shockable rhythms include pulseless ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation. Nonshockable rhythms include pulseless electrical activity or asystole.


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