This chapter explains the noninvasive transcutaneous pacing option available with the Efficia
DFM100 and describes how to perform pacing.
Noninvasive transcutaneous pacing therapy is used to deliver monophasic pace pulses to the heart.
Pace pulses are delivered through multifunction electrode pads that are applied to the patient's bare
chest. Pacing with paddles is not supported.
While in Pacing Mode, the ECG strip and Event Summary are easily annotated using the Mark
Event button. See
on page 43.
The Efficia DFM100 Pacing Mode can be used on both adult and infant/child patients. Use the
button to switch categories.
WARNING: Pacing therapy should only be delivered by trained healthcare professionals.
CAUTION: Pacing must be turned off before defibrillating with a second defibrillator. Failure to do so could
damage the Efficia DFM100.
NOTES: Use only approved lead sets when pacing with the Efficia DFM100. Failure to do so may introduce
noise and result in intermittent
For treatment of patients with implantable devices, such as permanent pacemakers or
cardioverter-defibrillators, consult a physician and the instructions for use provided by the device's
Waveforms, ECG monitoring, measurements and most alarms remain active and retain their settings
when you transition from Monitor or Manual Defibrillation Mode to Pacing Mode. However, the
waveform displayed in Wave Sector 3 is replaced by the Pacing Status Bar.