Traumatic Arrest

Indications: Cardiac arrest following penetrating or blunt trauma

AED Defibrillation: If patient is ≥ 30 days of age deliver 1 shock only (energy preset by BHP).

Manual Defibrillation: If ≥ 30 days of age and < 8 years of age deliver 1 shock (2J/kg) only with pediatric attenuator cables if available. If ≥ 8 years of age deliver 1 shock only (preset by BHP), for patients found to be in VFib or VTach.

CautionIconMandatory Provincial Patch Point: Contact BHP to consider trauma TOR. If the patch fails or medical TOR does not apply, then transport after 4th analysis.