Cardiac & Resuscitation | Patient Care

How the AED Peri-Shock Pause Affects CPR

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Figure 3: CPR Intervals with a Philips AED

Sources: 1. Paul RW, Elder L: Critical thinking: Learn the tools the best thinkers use (concise ed.). Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson-Prentice Hall, 2006. 2. Sullivan DL: Paramedics’ and employers’ perceptions of critical thinking. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Barry University, Miami Shores, Fla., 2009.

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Figure 1: CPR Intervals with an AED

Note: Based on Killion T. Decision making and the levels of war. Military Review. www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/milreview/killion.pdf.

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Figure 2: The Price of CPR Pauses

Sources: 1. Paul RW, Elder L: Critical thinking: Learn the tools the best thinkers use (concise ed.). Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson-Prentice Hall, 2006. 2. Sullivan DL: Paramedics’ and employers’ perceptions of critical thinking. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Barry University, Miami Shores, Fla., 2009. 3. Paul RW, Elder L. The miniature guide to critical thinking concepts and tools (4th ed.). Dillion Beach, Calif.: The Foundation for Critical Thinking, 2006.

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Figure 4: CPR Intervals with a Physio-Control AED

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Figure 5: CPR Intervals with a ZOLL AED

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