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  Subject: She wouldn't stay dead...
Post By: Robbyemt

On: 6/25/2008
I worked a code the other day that I thught for sure I was going to be able to leave in the sanctidy of her home. 89 yo that was found slumped on side of couch. We arrived to find PD hooking pt to AED. Figured no shock would be advised and I was SHOCKED to hear " charging, stand clear". SOB was the thought going through my head and almost out of my mouth. AHA says start CPR before reanalyzing, so away we went. After about 3 shocks and having to do everything myself, I called Med Control and told them I was going to work this and when we fizzled her out of V-fib, we were going to call it. We carry nothing but Lido, Mag, and Procainamide fro anti-arythmics, so after a couple doses of Lido and hanging some Mag, we gave her one more shock and watched her go asystolic. I called MC back to tell them we were done and we were going to leave her there when wouldn't you know it, she started with escape beats that progressed into an organized rythm. HOLY Snikees Batman~!!! We ended up shocking her again because she went into V-tach and an hour later she was bucking at the tube and showing some movement. The whole call lasted 2 hours and time of pulse return was 45 minutes...OOOps got a call later

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