Electrical injury during "hands on" defibrillation-A potential risk of internal cardioverter defibrillators?

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Authors: Stockwell, B., Bellis, G., Morton, G., Chung, K., Merton, W.L., Andrews, N. and Smith, G.B.

Journal: Resuscitation

Volume: 80

Issue: 7

Pages: 832-834

eISSN: 1873-1570

DOI: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2009.04.010

Despite clear guidance for the need for rescuers to avoid contact with a patient during external defibrillation, the advice regarding the potential dangers of rescuer contact during the firing of an internal cardioverter defibrillator [ICD] generally implies that such contact is safe. This case report describes documented nerve injury to a rescuer by a shock delivered from an ICD during chest compression on a patient in cardiac arrest. The authors also discuss the existing literature on the subject and make suggestions for future management.

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Authors: Stockwell, B., Bellis, G., Morton, G., Chung, K., Merton, W.L., Andrews, N. and Smith, G.B.

Journal: Resuscitation

Volume: 80

Issue: 7

Pages: 832-834

ISSN: 0300-9572

DOI: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2009.04.010

Despite clear guidance for the need for rescuers to avoid contact with a patient during external defibrillation, the advice regarding the potential dangers of rescuer contact during the firing of an internal cardioverter defibrillator [ICD] generally implies that such contact is safe. This case report describes documented nerve injury to a rescuer by a shock delivered from an ICD during chest compression on a patient in cardiac arrest. The authors also discuss the existing literature on the subject and make suggestions for future management. © 2009 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Authors: Stockwell, B., Bellis, G., Morton, G., Chung, K., Merton, W.L., Andrews, N. and Smith, G.B.

Journal: RESUSCITATION

Volume: 80

Issue: 7

Pages: 832-834

ISSN: 0300-9572

DOI: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2009.04.010

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Authors: Stockwell, B., Bellis, G., Morton, G., Chung, K., Merton, W.L., Andrews, N. and Smith, G.B.

Journal: Resuscitation

Volume: 80

Issue: 7

Pages: 832-834

eISSN: 1873-1570

ISSN: 0300-9572

Despite clear guidance for the need for rescuers to avoid contact with a patient during external defibrillation, the advice regarding the potential dangers of rescuer contact during the firing of an internal cardioverter defibrillator [ICD] generally implies that such contact is safe. This case report describes documented nerve injury to a rescuer by a shock delivered from an ICD during chest compression on a patient in cardiac arrest. The authors also discuss the existing literature on the subject and make suggestions for future management.

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