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3: Troubleshooting

ECG Monitoring Problems

TIP: When troubleshooting problems with paddles or pads, try replacing the paddles or pads first.
When troubleshooting ECG problems, try replacing the ECG cable first.
Table 17
ECG Monitoring Problems
Symptom
Flat line – no waveform, no Leads
Off, or Pads Off, or Paddles Off
message
Poor ECG signal quality – (noisy
trace, wandering baseline, etc.)
from signal acquired from
monitoring electrodes.
Equipment Malfunction: ECG
message
Equipment Malfunction: Pads
ECG message
Leads Off / Pads Off / Paddles
Off
message even though ECG
cable and leads are properly
connected.
Cannot Analyze ECG message
Pads/Paddles Type
Undetermined message
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Possible Causes
Short in ECG cable or leads
Short in Therapy Cable
Processor PCA failure (if using ECG
Leads)
Therapy PCA failure (if using Pads)
Poor skin preparation or electrode
contact
Radio frequency interference (RFI) is
causing artefact
Defective ECG cable or leads
ECG cable or leads failure
Internal cables failure
Processor PCA failure
Bad connection from Therapy Port
to Therapy PCA
Therapy Port failure
Therapy PCA failure
Poor skin preparation or electrode
contact
Excessive motion artifact
Wrong pads or paddles type
Pads or paddles failure
Components Troubleshooting
Suggested Solution
• Replace ECG cable
• Replace Measurement Module Panel
• Replace Therapy Cable
• Replace Therapy Port
Replace Processor PCA
Replace Therapy PCA
Ensure that the user is properly connecting
electrodes and preparing patient's skin
Relocate or turn off equipment that may be
causing RFI
Replace ECG cable and leads
Replace ECG cable and leads
Replace ECG Port
Replace Processor PCA
Replace Therapy Cable
Replace Therapy Port
Replace Therapy PCA
Ensure that the user is properly connecting
electrodes and preparing patient's skin
Ensure that the user reduces patient
movement
Use only Philips-approved pads or paddles
Replace pads or paddles

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