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Chapter 1 Introduction; Overview - Philips Efficia DFM100 Instructions For Use Manual

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Thank you for choosing the Efficia DFM100 defibrillator/monitor. We welcome you to the Philips
family of defibrillators.
The Efficia DFM100 has been developed and designed around you to meet the advanced
requirements of hospital code teams, nurses, physicians and first-responders in the EMS
environment. The device is easy to use in all modes. You can monitor ECG and optional pulse
oximetry (SpO
), non-invasive blood pressure (NBP) and End-tidal Carbon Dioxide (EtCO
). You
can administer therapy using 1-2-3 defibrillation in Manual Mode, 2-step AED Mode, synchronized
cardioversion and optional Pacing Mode.
This guide provides instructions for the safe and proper operation of the device, as well as set-up,
configuration, and maintenance information. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the features and
operation of your Efficia DFM100 prior to using it.


The Efficia DFM100 is a lightweight, portable defibrillator/monitor with a large display. It provides
four clinical modes of operation: Monitor, Manual Defibrillation/Synchronized Cardioversion, AED
and Pacing.
In Monitor Mode, depending on the ECG cable used, you can view 3 different ECG waveforms at
one time on the display. Using a 3-lead ECG cable, you can view either Lead I, II or III. With a
5-Lead ECG cable, you can view leads from Leads I, II, III, aVR, aVL, aVF or V. Optional
monitoring of SpO
(numeric and pleth wave), EtCO
(numeric and Capnogram) and NBP are
available. Measurements and waves are presented on the display and alarms are available to alert you
to a change in the patient's condition. You can also display the Vital Signs Trending Report to view
all key monitoring parameters and their measurements at a glance.
Manual Defibrillation Mode provides simple 1-2-3 defibrillation. You analyze the patient's ECG
and, if appropriate: 1) select an energy setting; 2) charge; and 3) deliver the shock. Defibrillation is
performed using paddles (internal or external) or multifunction electrode pads. You can also perform
synchronized cardioversion in Manual Defibrillation Mode.
In the optional AED Mode, the Efficia DFM100 analyzes the patient's ECG and determines
whether a shock is advised. Voice prompts guide you through the 2-step defibrillation process, while
easy-to-follow instruction and patient information (including Adult and Infant/Child patient
categories) appear on the display. Voice prompts are reinforced by messages on the display.
Optional Pacing Mode offers non-invasive transcutaneous pacing therapy. Pace pulses are delivered
through multifunction electrode pads in Demand or Fixed modes.
The Efficia DFM100 incorporates Philips' low energy SMART Biphasic waveform for defibrillation.


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