Journal article

Anticipatory manual defibrillator charging during advanced life support: A scoping review.

Quentin Otto, Szymon Musiol, Charles D Deakin, Peter Morley, Jasmeet Soar

Resusc Plus | Elsevier BV | Published : 2020

Abstract

Background: Some resuscitation services advocate or teach routine manual defibrillator charging prior to a rhythm check during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Objectives: We aimed to review the evidence for anticipatory defibrillator charging compared with charging after a shockable rhythm is confirmed. Methods: This scoping review was performed according to a specific methodological framework and the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses extension for Scoping Reviews. Grey literature was also reviewed using similar methodology and included in the results. Results: There are no randomized clinical trials studying anticipatory manual defibrillator charging. The lim..

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