I received an inquiry from Dan Dudley, director, medical engineering, Wishard Health Services, Indianapolis, who was looking for some specific information but all he could find was information from the manufacturer. Hopefully someone out there will have an answer to Dan’s question, but what we’d also like to know is where you go to find that hard-to-obtain information you seek. We hope you’ll share your best practices with us, and here’s Dan’s question:

“Is there any study that has been conducted to determine an industry leader in defibrillators that are most effective for bariatric patients? The root question is 200j biphasic vs 360j biphasic. I am hoping to shore up my understanding of the waveform effect and how that relates to body size—hopefully from an independent party. Thanks.”

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