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The precordial thump is a medical technique used in the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias. The technique is best described as "punch the patient in the chest as hard as you f**king can!" The People's Elbow is a variation of the precordial thump that is considered to be the most electrifying move in all of ACLS.[1] This maneuver should only really be reserved for those scenarios where a defibrillator isn't available. That being said, try to sneak in a precordial thump any chance you get!

Did You Know?

Did you know that The White Stripes created the album Icky Precordial Thump in dedication to those trained in ACLS?

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  1. Study: The People’s Elbow is the Most Electrifying Move in All of ACLS (Gomerblog)

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