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Defibrillating During Pacing; Pacing Alarms - Philips Efficia DFM100 Instructions For Use Manual

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Defibrillating During Pacing

WARNINGS: Use care when handling the multifunction electrode pads on the patient to avoid shock hazard
during pacing.
Use multifunction electrode pads prior to their expiration date. Discard pads after use. Do not reuse
pads. Do not use for more than 8 hours of continuous pacing.
If pacing is interrupted for any reason you must press the
If you are using the pacing function with battery and the Low Battery alarm sounds, connect the
device to external power to avoid interrupted pacing therapy.
Defibrillating During Pacing
If you need to defibrillate the patient during pacing, refer to the procedure for defibrillation in
Manual Defibrillation Mode (see
(Chapter 5 "AED Mode Option"
position to a Manual Defibrillation Mode energy setting or AED, pacing is stopped.
To resume pacing after defibrillation, repeat the pacing procedure as described in
selected prior to defibrillation (mode, rate and output) are retained. Be sure to confirm cardiac
capture has been retained.
CAUTION: Pacing must be turned off before defibrillating with a second defibrillator. Failure to do so could
damage the Efficia DFM100.

Pacing Alarms

Pacing alarms can be generated for the conditions shown in
as alarm messages in the Pacer Bar. There are both audio and visual alerts. When you switch patient
categories, all parameter alarm limits change to the new patient category. These changes are retained
when you switch modes.
For more information on alarms, see
on page 94 or
"Fixed Mode Pacing"
For patients that are ≥ 25kg or ≥ 8 years old, use Adult patient category.
For patients <25kg or < 8 years old, use Infant/Child patient category.
Chapter 6 "Manual Defibrillation"
on page 63). Once the Therapy knob is moved from the Pacer
on page 96. When pacing is resumed, pacing settings
on page 36.
soft key to resume pacing.
on page 77) or AED Mode
"Demand Mode
20. Once generated, they appear
8: Pacing


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