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Note: conundrums are not meant to have a “right” answer – they are to see how most people are practicing. Would love your comments also regarding your thought processes and the evidence behind your decisions. We can learn from each other!

You are seeing a 19 year old with a history of illicit drug use brought in with sudden onset cardiac arrest. He received bystander CPR immediately after the arrest, and is in a ventricular fibrillation rhythm that has persisted despite 5 shocks, epinephrine, and amiodarone following the ACLS algorithm.

Do you use double sequential defibrillation in refractory ventricular fibrillation?

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