Friday, 26 April 2013

Uses of Conventional Defibrillator

A Conventional Defibrillator (DC) is used as a Defibrillator that use in Hospitals to treat the cardiac arrhythmia, cardiac arrest, Ventricular tachycardia (pulse-less) or Ventricular fibrillation.

Method:How to use the DC?
1-It can only use by that person who have experience in ECG monitoring and Recognition.
2-Remove the patient from metallic body or bed
3-Make the patient position, it can be supine or decubitus.
4-Expose the patient chest, Remove contaminated things like; wet, metal etc
5-Prepare the DC, attach the batteries, attach the paddle with DC.
6-Place the paddle on patient chest; in supine or decubitus position.
  • In Supine; one paddle place to the right side just below to the clavicular bone and above nipple line, second place to the left side at anterior axillary line.
  • In decubitus; one paddle place to the left side just below the clavicular bone, second place to the back below shoulder blade in right lateral position.
7-Now check again DC connection, Make sure that all wires are attached.
8-Provide the Electric shock to the patient when needed, otherwise continue CPR.

DC can be Monophasic and Biphasic.
In Biphasic shock can be 150 joule.
In Monophasic shock can be 200, 300 and 360 joule.

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