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What's the next step after using an aed if the pulse does not come back?

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Justin Fuehrer
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Continue CPR

If the pulse & heart rhythm do not become normal after a shock, it is important to continue CPR until the AED attempts to complete another shock.
Aeds are relatively simple to use, so it is important to follow the instructions given by the machine. Interested persons can look online to see if training is available through the red cross, ymca, local hospitals, community centers, or fire stations.

In brief: Continue CPR

If the pulse & heart rhythm do not become normal after a shock, it is important to continue CPR until the AED attempts to complete another shock.
Aeds are relatively simple to use, so it is important to follow the instructions given by the machine. Interested persons can look online to see if training is available through the red cross, ymca, local hospitals, community centers, or fire stations.
Justin Fuehrer
Justin Fuehrer
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Dr. Marianna Post
Family Medicine

In brief: Continue the CPR

It won't advise or deliver shock if there is no pulse, can't shock a flat line, so the AED will advise you that it is non shockable rhythm and you need to continue the CPR and wait for emt to arrive and start pushing meds.

In brief: Continue the CPR

It won't advise or deliver shock if there is no pulse, can't shock a flat line, so the AED will advise you that it is non shockable rhythm and you need to continue the CPR and wait for emt to arrive and start pushing meds.
Dr. Marianna Post
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