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.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

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Prepping for Defib:
  • 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.
I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce all the Defib Kids and CPR Kids fans to a new site created by Nick, another DK fan. It is called Morgue Kids and will feature youths in tv and film who sadly did not make it.

Fixed Link. My Bad!

Morgue Kids Link

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.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Heartbeat (USA) S02E03 Critical Overload

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A construction accident at a grade school traps a pregnant teacher and injures a number of students who have to be evacuated.  A young girl named Jennifer was pulled out from under a collapsed ceiling.  She has a possible skull fracture and other internal injuries.  Just as she is about to be loaded in the ambulance she goes into cardiac arrest.  The doctors on the scene start cpr and call for a defibrillator.  They hit her multiple times with the defib paddles till they get a pulse.  Typical American censored resus from the 1980's: cpr, defibrillation, and using a stethescope on the girls lower tummy instead of up on the chest to check for a heartbeat.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Jardins Proibidos (Portugal) S01E05

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A young girl collapses during a stage performance and is taken to the hospital.   While in hospital she goes into cardiac arrest and a code blue is called.  The doctor does cpr on her and then hits her with the defib paddles six times [that famous asystole defibrillation!] before her heart starts beating again.

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note: the sound in link above cuts out of the video after the first cut.  Original Youtube uploader did this to remove a copyrighted song.  The link below has full audio.

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El don de Alba (Spain) Capitulo 1

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A young girl is trapped in a building fire.  They finally find her and get her out, but she is in cardiac arrest from smoke inhalation.  The paramedics go to work and intubate her and then hit her with the defib paddles but it's no use.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Dr. Klein (Germany) S01E08

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A teenage boy with cancer goes into cardiac arrest.  The doctor hits him multiple times with the defib paddles up to 150 joules until he comes out of vfib.  I included the scene of the boy leaving the hospital later on as proof it wasn't a resus doll they were working on.

Chicago Fire (USA) S03E09 Arrest in Transit

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A teenage boy drowns in the pool at his high school.  Paramedics arrive and revive the boy with cpr.  In the ambulance on way to hospital the boy goes into cardiac arrest again.  The paramedic intubates him  and defibs him one time before the boy flatlines.  At the hospital the doctors do cpr for one round then call time of death.

Is there any fans of Chicago Fire or Chicago PD that can point to other CPR Kids or Defib Kids clips in either of these NBC series?

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Coronation Street (UK) Ep 4740

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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

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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

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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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