Question: If a pediatric patient is significantly larger than expected (for example, a 6 year old female who weighs 120lbs), do we still use the pediatric dosing chart OR calculation OR adult settings? Personally, if I’d done this call today, I probably would have chosen to use the pediatric calculations of 2J/kg then 4J/kg etc.

i.e.: If using peds dosing chart, this 6 year old would only get a shock of 50J 100J 100J 100J

i.e.: If using peds calculation, she would receive 110J 220J 220J 220J

i.e.: If using adult settings, she would receive 200J 300J 360J 360J