Elective and emergency defibrillation
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Elective and emergency defibrillation

Jackie Tough Nurse consultant, Chest pain and acute coronary syndromes, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough

Defibrillation is the only effective treatment in cardiac arrest for ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia. This article aims to identify the need for defibrillation, both elective and emergency, and assist the nurse in understanding the evidence related to effective defibrillation (Nolan et al 2006).

Nursing Standard. 22, 38, 49-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.05.22.38.49.c6566

Correspondence

jackie.tough@stees.nhs.uk

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This article has been subject to double blind peer review

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