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Figure 1: This is an image demonstrating DSD pad placement. Standard anterolateral placement is shown in red with the second set of pads in an anterioposterior position in blue. For more detailed information on this defibrillation strategy, see the DOSE-VF trial by Cheskes et al.36

A Review of Selected Treatment Options in Refractory Ventricular Fibrillation

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Ethan Deckert, MD, examines treatment options for refractory ventricular fibrillation.
Natick EMS team Michael Salvucci, Eric Williamson, Jovany Salazar, Ryan Mooney and Michael Quilty were honored for making a life-saving call to the hospital when a patient was experiencing severe chest pain.

Natick (MA) EMTs Honored for Response to Severe Heart Attack

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MetroWest Medical Center recently honored an emergency medical services team from Natick for excellence in prehospital care.
Members of the Philadelphia Fire Department train on a LUCAS Device.

Optimal Use of Automated Mechanical Chest Compression Devices During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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This review discusses factors important to consider during mechanical CPR to maintain survival rates and improve them.
The EMS Handoff

The EMS Handoff: …And the Dead Shall Rise Again

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Bradley Dean takes to the microphone to continue the conversation about resuscitation.
Firefighters and EMTs work on a dog suffering smoke inhalation.

Photos: Torrance (CA) Rescuers Perform Resuscitation Efforts on Dog

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Firefighters and EMTs tried resuscitation efforts on a dog suffering from smoke inhalation at a three-alarm fire on June 30.
Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue patch

Resuscitation Rates Increase for Tuscaloosa (AL) Fire Rescue

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Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue has added advanced life-saving equipment including the LUCAS automated cardio-pulmonary resuscitation devices to all fire trucks.

Dad Reunited with FDNY EMS Crew Who Rescued Him after Massive Heart Attack

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A grateful Queens dad who suffered a massive heart attack was reunited just days later with the quick-thinking crew of EMS “miracle” workers who saved his life.
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The EMS Handoff: Do NOT Resuscitate Me

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Bradley Dean and Eric McCullough review the somber reality of dealing with deaths in the field.
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The EMS Handoff: Refocus on Resuscitation with Tom Bouthillet

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The EMS Handoff crew sits down with Tom Bouthillet, the battalion chief of EMS for Hilton Head Island (SC) Fire Rescue.
Geoff Murphy wears a black shirt and holds up the ResQR in his left hand.

The Unbox It Series: Rithem Life Sciences ResQR

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In this “Unbox It” video, Geoff Murphy takes a closer look at the ResQR by Rithem Life Sciences.