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January, 2011

The Precordial Thump

It’s old school. It looks cool. Its rarely done. It’s back. The precordial thump is now back in the 2010 ACLS guidelines. 2010 (New): The precordial thump should not be used for unwitnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The precordial thump may be considered for patients with witnessed, monitored, unstable VT (including pulseless VT) if a defibrillator is not immediately ready for ...

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