Foreword - I was a premature baby and grew up in the hospital with other sick kids. When I was about twelve years old I saw a boy die on tv for the first time in a very dramatic way. The doctors didn't do cpr or defibrillate him. It scared me not seeing the boy helped. I wondered what would happen to me the next time I went into an operating room. This site is dedicated to those TV doctors - and all of the real ones - who realize that defibs can save a child's life. Most videos open in youtube. There is a few hosted elsewhere to allow their viewing worldwide. If a link to a video doesn't work please notify in a comment or email and I will fix it.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

DK News!

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Defib Kids (resus with defibrillation)
CPR Kids (resus without defibrillation)
Rescue 911 Kids (rescues without resus)

Clear!...Now Shocking!:
  • Coronation Street (UK) Ep 4740
Prepping for Defib:
  • Added a new blog site Rescue 911 Kids to the family.  It will feature segments of the american tv series Rescue 911 that feature pediatric patients in rescues not requiring cpr or defibrillation.  Depending on user feedback it might also play host to other previously-posted CPR Kids clips.

  • Was able to watch a few of the new Kyumei Byoto Ji-5 episodes.  Trying to find a site to watch and rip from.   Episode 8 might be a possibility but I can't find one to watch.  I should be getting the Korean show Good Doctor 1, 4/5, and 17 off youtube soon.
29-May-2014 Youtube going copyright happy on all E.R. (USA) clips.  I just moved five more of them to  Now taking suggestions for reliable long-term alternate streaming sites.  I've already tried Dailymotion and they've deleted clips due to copyright claims just like YT does with no warning.  Even, my current alternate site, has occasionally deleted clips but I think that's due to server problems on their end as they are very good about hosting files long-term.

Still would like the following:
If anyone from the Middle East or elsewhere can find the show called "37 dc", i'm interested in checking this out for defib clips.  This looks like a middle eastern version of Scrubs  My main source of finding new shows is the Medical Dramas wiki and this one just keeps grabbing my eye when I go over the list.

I'm also on the lookout for full seasons of the german tv series Alphateam and Hallo, Onkel Doc!  If there is any fans of these series that have them in their collection I would appreciate it if you could scan them for defib clips.

Comments and contributions are welcome here.

Please check the Wanted List on the right (mobile users "view web version"). If you know of any pediatric defibs in tv and film that should be here send an email to or leave a comment with detailed info and a link to it.

For DK Fans!

Hello DK Fans.

(1)  I want to announce the creations of the DK sister sites CPR Kids and Rescue 911 Kids.  You can click the links here or in the DK News post above.

CPR Kids was created because a loyal fan asked if I would make a site to feature clips I pass over posting on Defib Kids due to lack of pediatric defibrillation in them but still show use of cpr or other lifesaving measures on a kid in cardiac arrest.  I think it is a wonderful idea.  I wish I had done it long ago.  There are many scenes in tv shows and movies I looked at over the last few years but never kept due to lack of defib kids.  Sadly, many of those download links are dead and the videos lost to the ages.  I ask that you please help me create this new site and make it as big if not bigger than Defib Kids is.  So please hunt on youtube and elsewhere and find lots of CPR Kids as well as Defib Kids.  I wish you all the best of luck.  I suggest starting with episodes of Spoed that are now viewable publicly on youtube as well as any In Aller Freundschafts.  I think even a few of those Lifetime TV movies for women might even have a few.

Rescue 911 Kids was created to feature segments of the american tv show Rescue 911 where a child was rescued but didn't need cpr or defibrillation.

(2)  Should I make the DK and CK Wanted Lists regular posts below the DK and CK News posts or leave them off to the right?  I'm considering this change because of the popularity of tablets and phones with mobile browsers.  Fans visiting site on those would not see them unless viewing web version of site.  My only concern is the DK Wanted List is very long and returning fans might get annoyed with scrolling down past it to get to new video clips.

Thank you,
Joey (aka DK)

Friday, June 27, 2014

Coronation Street (UK) Ep 4740

Thanks to a contributor.

A ten-year-old boy named Simon is rushed into A and E on Christmas Day after being hit by a car while on his bike.  After he goes into cardiac arrest he's given no less than five defib shocks in an attempt to restart his heart.  Despite the best efforts of the A and E staff Simon dies.  In the waiting room his distraught mother goes into hysterics when she is told.

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Casualty (UK) S28E41 Unhinged

Thanks to a contributor for sending this one to dk news.  I think this is one of the best defib kids I've seen in a very long time.  See if you can pick out whats wrong with the defib scenes and comment on it.

A young boy named Evan Somers (actor Harry Harmon) comes to the ER with his dad.  He has a fever and is not feeling well.  The boy has a toy truck and an inhaler in his pocket.  They have been waiting a long time to see a doctor.  The father can't stay for fear of losing his job.  The boy doesn't want to stay in the ER without him so they leave together before the boy gets a thorough checkup.  While at his dads workplace Evan has trouble breathing and he uses up his inhaler.  Dad calls paramedics and they rush him back to Holby ER where Dr. Hanna suspects he has meningitis.  At some point (offscreen) Evan goes into cardiac arrest and cpr is started and pediatric aed pads are placed on his chest and back.  After finally getting the boy into vfib they shock him a couple times till he regains normal sinus and bp.  They then take him to the picu.

After watching this episode I have to wonder if there are more Defib Kids or CPR Kids in series 26, 27, and 28 I might have missed due to the closure of thebox uk torrent site.  I also imagine there are many clips in Holby City I have missed as well.  I tried following that show a number of years ago and it was hard to find stuff.

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Spoed (Belgium) S11E08

A young teenage boy riding a motor scooter crashes.  During emergency surgery he goes into cardiac arrest and is hit with the defib paddles at 300 joules a few times till they get his heart going again.

I saw this show a long time ago.  I think the boy who codes is the son of the character that ran in during the defib.  It's probably because he had a recurring role as her son that they actually defibbed him back to life rather than let him die.  In all other instances I have seen of pediatric resus in this show they have only done cpr on the child for a short period before pronouncing death.  No other child in cardiac arrest on this show has ever been given defib shocks or been brought back from a cardiac arrest that I know of.  In other words a lot of kids died on this show.  It's my understanding this was intentional to portray the show as realistic and not give "false hope" to viewers.  If anyone else has seen any episodes, maybe I missed one, and can find me another defib kid I'll be amazed.

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Em Familia (Brazil) S01E01

Thanks to a contributor

A 15-year-old girl named Helena (actress Julia Dalavia) drowns while swimming with friends.  After they get her to a hospital the doctors do cpr, thump her chest, and ambu bag her before giving her a defib shock and listening to the flatline on the heart monitor.  As she lies there lifeless her mother arrives and starts cradling her dead body in her arms before she miraculously comes back to life and spits up water like a fountain.

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Nurse Jackie (USA) S06E06

Thanks to a contributor.

A 16-year-old girl is hit in the head by a softball while pitching a game.  She tells the doctor and nurses she's been taking steroids off and on for two years and will quit when she gets into college.  At one point she goes into VTAC and then cardiac arrest.  The doctor does cpr on her and hits her with the defib paddles but it's no good.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

All Saints (Australia) S07E12 Bad Pennies

A family is in a motor vehicle rollover crash.  The baby is found later on.  After being rushed to the emergency room (not sure if male or female) it goes into pulseless VT at 180bpm and the doctor shocks it three times at 30 joules to convert it back into normal sinus.  I loved his last line after yelling at the paramedics who were standing there watching.

Depending on responses I get to this one I might post the two baby defib clips from the House, M.D. (USA) tv series.  I had originally polled DK fans about that two or three years ago when I first started this blog and the response was not to post them at that time because it was obvious the doctors were working on dolls rather than living babies.  Even in this clip it's obvious the baby isn't real but it is very lifelike so I feel with a little imagination there is still a level of fear for the viewer the baby may die.  Please make comments here about possibly adding those two clips from House M.D. to DK.  Thank you.

Pulseras Rojas (Chile) S01E03 and S01E09

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This is the Chilean version of the Catalan series Polseres Vermelles, which was about a group of sick kids who band together while in hospital.

Ep 3

Ignacio (actor Joseff Messmer), a boy with a heart condition, has a heart attack one morning in his bedroom that he shares with the comatose Lucas (actor Matias Bassi).  The staff rushes in and defib him a few times to bring him back from his short visit to Lucas in limbo.

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Ep 9

Ignacio (actor Joseff Messmer) is going into heart surgery while his parents and his only real friend from school wait outside.  During the operation Ignacio goes into cardiac arrest and visits Lucas once again in limbo.  They spend a lot of time together as the doctors desperately try to save him.  I think a record was broken for the total number of times Ignacio was defibrillated.  In the end, like the last two series, he goes onto heaven, leaving his family and all his new friends behind.

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Click here to see the DK post for the Polseras Vermelles (Spain/Catalan) version of these two clips

Click here to see the DK post for the Braccialetti Rossi (Italy) version of these two clips

Pulseras Rojas (Chile) S01E02

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This is the Chilean version of the Catalan series Polseres Vermelles, which was about a group of sick kids who band together while in hospital.

Sebastian (actor Santiago Figueroa) is going into surgery to have his leg amputated.  During surgery he goes into cardiac arrest and visits the younger boy Lucas (actor Matias Bassi) in limbo.  Unlike the previous two series where it was an olympic-sized swimming pool, Lucas' limbo this time is set at a beautiful mountain pond.  Sebastian and Lucas spend time swimming there while the doctors do cpr and defibrillate him to get him back.

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Click here to view the DK post for the Polseras Vermelles (Spain/Catalan) version of this clip.

Click here to view the DK post for the Braccialetti Rossi (Italy) version of this clip.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Monaco 110 (Germany) S01E01 Einstand

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A teenage girl overdoses on drugs and goes into cardiac arrest in a train station.  Police have to do cpr on her till the paramedics arrive and can defib her back to life.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Heaven Sent (USA) 1994 Film

Eddie (actor Vincent Kartheiser), a fourteen-year-old juvenile delinquent of sorts, collides with a car during a petty theft and dies in the hospital. Due to some confusion in heaven, however, he is given three days to clean up his life with the help of a beginner angel - and save his mom.

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Policias (Spain) S04E03 Bajo la terrible tiniebla de la luz solar

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I think I got the episode title correct.  At least that's what it was called on youtube.

A young girl passes out in the street and is taken to the hospital.  Later on she is taken to a priest who performs an exorcism on her and she goes into cardiac arrest.  The police and paramedics arrive and defib her three times before getting her back.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Judging Amy (USA) S01E21 Grey vs Grey

Thanks to a new Contributor for both making and submitting this excellent clip and description to Defib Kids.

Sixteen-year-old homeless drug dealer Joseph Dutten is the key alibi in one of Judge Amy Grey’s cases  The only problem is that he’s in the hospital after collapsing and falling down a fire escape while being chased by police.  He is suffering from cardiomyopathy.   His heart stopped on the table and a donor is needed to save his life.  The attorney for the defense wants a videotaped deposition from him in the hospital, but the doctor has said that this could cause too much stress on Joseph’s weakened heart and kill him.  They proceed with the deposition, but after only the first question, Joseph arrests.  The doctor calls a code and hits him with the defib paddles twice, but it is too late to save him. 

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Kyumei Byoto (Japan) S04E04

Thank you to "a good friend" for making this clip out of an mkv I found.

A young boy named Hiroaki is hospitalized for an asthma attack while Hikuyo, a kindly old woman is admitted suffering from dementia.  She is under the impression Hiroaki is her grandson, who died a year earlier, and Hiroaki has the same thoughts as her.

Hiroaki experiences a seizure again.  Dr. Kudo stops Nurse Chinatsu from calling Dr. Shindo, and begins treatment.  However the boys breathing stops because his diagnosis is wrong.  Shindo and the others rush over and frantically try to resuscitate the boy.  There is a rash on his chest.  The old lady Hikuyo is reminded once again of the painful past when her grandson died as she watches the resuscitation effort.  She prays for him but his heartbeat doesn't return even after cpr and two separate defib shocks.  Dr. Kudo then starts to give chest compressions on the boy even though it looks hopeless they'll get him back.  Finally Kudo gets Hiroaki's heartbeat going and the boy escapes death.

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Braccialetti Rossi (Italy) Ep 2 and Ep 4

This is the Italian version of the Catalan series Polseres Vermelles, which was about a group of sick kids who band together while in hospital.

Ep 2

Davide (actor Mirko Trovato), a boy with a suspected heart condition, has a heart attack one morning in his bedroom that he shares with the comatose Rocco (Lorenzo Guidi).  The staff rushes in and defibs him multiple times then wheels him out of the room after they get his heart going.

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Ep 4

Davide (actor Mirko Trovato) is going into heart surgery while his parents wait outside.  The other children are having a good time celebrating the birthday of one of their own but the mood turns somber after Davide dies on the operating table.

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Click here to see the DK post for the Polseras Vermelles (Spain/Catalan) version of these two clips

Click here to see the DK post for the Pulseras Rojas (Chile) version of these two clips

Braccialetti Rossi (Italy) Ep 1

This is the Italian version of the Catalan series Polseres Vermelles, which was about a group of sick kids who band together while in hospital.

Vale (actor Brando Pacitto) is going into surgery to have his leg amputated to prevent the cancer from spreading.  During surgery he goes into cardiac arrest and visits the younger boy Rocco (actor Lorenzo Guidi) in limbo while the doctors do cpr and defibrillate him to get him back.  Rocco has been in a coma since passing out and falling off the high board into a pool.

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Click here to view the DK post for the Polseras Vermelles (Spain/Catalan) version of this clip.

Click here to view the DK post for the Pulseras Rojas (Chile) version of this clip.

Josephine Ange Gardien (France) S17E02 Restons Zen!

Thanks to a contributor.

A 7 year old boy named Boon-mee (actor Sarawut Rummayan) is in the hospital because he has a heart problem and needs surgery in order to survive.  While in his hospital room he goes into cardiac arrest and gets hit with the defib paddles a couple times.  Later in surgery he goes into cardiac arrest again and gets hit with the internal paddles a couple times before his heart starts and they can finish the surgery under the watchful eye of the boys guardian angel Josephine.

If anyone can get a better quality rip of this episode it would be appreciated.

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