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Automatic external defibrillation in a 6 year old
  1. B König1,
  2. J Benger2,
  3. L Goldsworthy1
  1. 1Department of Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, UK
  2. 2Department of Emergency Medicine, Bristol Royal Infirmary, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr J Benger
    Paediatric Emergency Department. Bristol Royal Hospital For Children, Paul O’Gorman Building, Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol BS2 8BJ, UK;


A case is reported in which an automatic external defibrillator (AED) was used during the successful resuscitation of a 6 year old child in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, despite the fact that these devices are not recommended in children under 8 years. The interpretation of resuscitation protocols is discussed and new developments in this area reported.

  • automatic external defibrillation

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