NOTES: Pacing Therapy should be administered while connected to AC power with a battery installed for
backup so that pacing will not be interrupted in the event of either an AC power failure or the
battery losing its charge.
If you enter Pacing Mode, Sync settings are turned off.
If Paddles is selected for display in Wave Sector 2 and the device enters Pacer Mode, the Wave Sector
2 waveform automatically switches to None.
If Paddles is selected for display in Wave Sector 1 and the device enters Pacer Mode, the Wave Sector
1 waveform switches to Lead II.
If Pads is selected for the display in Wave Sector 2 and the device enters Demand Mode pacing, the
Wave Sector 2 waveform automatically switches to None.
If monitoring for an extended period of time, monitoring electrodes and multifunction electrode
pads may need to be changed periodically. Refer to the manufacturer's documentation for
Signals from TENS or ESU units can cause interference with the ECG which may impact pacing.
Pace Pulse Duration
You can configure the duration of the paced pulse in Configuration Mode to either 20 or 40 msec.
Confirm with your organization which setting best meets your clinical needs. If you select 20 msec,
you can select a current setting between 10-200 mA. If you select 40 msec, you can select a current
setting between 10-140 mA. See
Demand Mode Pacing
To pace in Demand Mode:
Turn the Therapy knob to the Pacer position.
but pace pulses are not being delivered. Pacing is enabled in Demand Mode with the configured
lead in Wave Sector 1 used for R-Wave detection.
NOTES: If the configured lead is Pads, Lead II or the first available monitoring lead is displayed automatically.
While in Demand Mode pacing, if you change the lead in Wave Sector 1, the Efficia DFM100 waits
a second before notifying you with a Cannot Analyze ECG alarm.
Press the Lead Select button
Verify white R-Wave arrows appear above or on the ECG waveform. A single arrow should be
associated with each R-Wave. If the R-Wave arrows do not appear, are incorrectly labeling beats
or do not coincide with the R-Wave, select another lead.
NOTE: If you are using anterior-anterior pad placement while pacing and are experiencing difficulty with
Lead II, select another lead.
Select the Pacer Rate by pressing the
the menu. Use the Smart Select knob to adjust the rate, then press the Smart Select knob to
select the rate. Repeat and select
NOTE: Pressing the
appears in the Pacing Bar indicating the pacing function is enabled
on page 51).
soft key cancels your current action.
on page 155.
to select the best lead with an easily detectable R-Wave. (See
soft key and then selecting
to adjust the Pacer Output. See
Demand Mode Pacing