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Emergency Precordial Thump

At first i thought this was not longer used. But seems to be useful in an emergency situation outside a medical facility.

So when to do the precordial thump?
3 criteria:
1. Witness arrest
2. Pulseless
3. No defribillator near.

Remember that in the US many places have a defibrillator, in that case is better to continue with CPR and wait for it, if you don't have one, go ahead and thump, it's about 5-10 J of electrical power.

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By the way, if anyone has new information about this, please let us know as the ACLS and the BLS changes every 5 years i believe.
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Why not use a car battery to give lot of joules Almost everyone has a car right
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Why not use a car battery to give lot of joules Almost everyone has a car right
may be it supplies more joules than needed or the energy is uncontrollable .....what say ???
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