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Table 3 BLS with the use of an AED in scenarios of persistent ventricular fibrillation: optimized sequence of actionsThe duration of the scenario was 300 seconds

From: Quality of basic life support when using different commercially available public access defibrillators

  Time until 1st chest compression [seconds] Time until completion of 1st rhythm analysis [seconds] Duration of rhythm analysis [seconds] Time until 1st shock [seconds] Interval between 1st shock and start of 2nd rhythm analysis [seconds] Perishock pause [seconds] No-flow fraction
(A) Heartsave PAD 35 ± 2B,C,E,G 34 ± 2 B,C,E 14 ± 1 B,C,E,F 47 ± 2 F 137 ± 1 B 3 ± 1 D,+ 0.36 ± 0.01B,C,D,E,F,G,H,+
(B) Philips HS1 31 ± 2A,D,E,G,H,K,+ 28 ± 2 A,D,E,G,H,+ 14 ± 2 A,C,E,F,G 30 ± 2 E,G,H,+ 140 ± 0 A 10 ± 1 E,H,+ 0.34 ± 0.01A,C,D,E,F,G,H,+
(C) Lifeline VIEW 41 ± 1 A,+ 35 ± 1 A,E,+ 11 ± 2 A,B,D,E,G,H 39 ± 1 D,+ 154 ± 1 18 ± 1 F,G,+ 0.36 ± 0.01A,B,D,E,F,G,H,+
(D) Lifepak CR Plus 28 ± 2B,E,G,H,K,+ 27 ± 2 B,E,G,H,+ 10 ± 1 B,C,E,G,H 38 ± 3 C,E,+ 125 ± 1 F,G,H 1 ± 1 A,+ 0.32 ± 0.01A,B,C,E,F,H,+
(E) PowerHeart G5 34 ± 1A,B,D,G,H,+ 30 ± 2 A,B,C,D,G,+ 12 ± 1 A,B,C,D,F,G,H 32 ± 1 B,D,G,H,+ 185 ± 2 13 ± 2 B,G,H,+ 0.33 ± 0.01A,B,C,D,F,G,H,+
(F) Fred Easy Life 17 ± 2+ 49 ± 1+ 15 ± 1 A,B,E 51 ± 2 A,+ 124 ± 1 D,G,H 19 ± 1 C,G,+ 0.35 ± 0.01A,B,C,D,E,G,H,+
(G) AED Plus 33 ± 2A,B,D,E,H,+ 27 ± 2 B,D,E,H,+ 10 ± 1 B,C,D,E,H 31 ± 2 B,E,H,+ 125 ± 1 D,F,H 18 ± 1 C,E,F,+ 0.37 ± 0.02A,B,C,E,F,H
(H) Cardiolife AED 2100 27 ± 1B,D,E,G,K,+ 23 ± 0 B,D,G,+ 8 ± 1 C,D,E,G 26 ± 1 B,E,G,+ 127 ± 2 D,F,G 11 ± 1 B,E 0.35 ± 0.02A,B,C,D,E,F,G
(K) BLS without AED 25 ± 2B,D,H       0.26 ± 0.01
  1. Values are the mean ± standard deviation. A lack of statistical significance (p > 0.01) in comparison with a specific model is indicated by the identifying letter (A) – (I). +p < 0.01 against the respective parameter in the scenarios with a standard sequence of actions