preferable to monophasic
Lower energy levels may be used with biphasic
with 3 shocks is better with biphasic
Infant Paddles (4.5 cm)
Indicated for age <1 year or weight <10 kilograms
Adult Paddles (8-13 cm)
Indicated for age >1 year or weight >10 kilograms
Turn on Defibrillator
Attach monitor leads to patient (Mnemonic below)
White to Right
Red to Ribs
What's left over to the left
If indicated for
s should be marked in synch mode
Energy Level Selection as appropriate
Attach conductor pads to patient at apex and
Alternatively apply gel to paddles
pads may be placed regardless of underlying AICD (as of 2010) to prevent delays
Apply paddles to
(left hand), apex (right hand)
Announce to the Team
"Charging Defibrillator - Stand Clear"
Press CHARGE Button on apex paddle (right hand)
"I will shock on Three - One I'm Clear"
Check self for contact with patient
"Two, You're Clear"
Check others for contact (especially
"Three, everybody is clear"
Check self again for patient contact
Apply 25 pounds paddle pressure
Press discharge buttons on paddles simultaneously
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