Operational and Shift Check
The Efficia DFM100 performs several automated tests to make sure it is ready for use (see
tests are Operational Check and Shift Check. This chapter details both of these important tasks.
In order to ensure defibrillators are ready when needed, the American Heart Association (AHA)
recommends that users complete a checklist, often referred to as a Shift Check, at the beginning of
each change in personnel. These checks are performed in addition to the periodic checks performed
by your facility's biomedical or clinical engineering team. The activities on this checklist include
verifying that the appropriate supplies and accessories are present, the device is plugged in and has
sufficient battery power, and the device is ready for use. Philips Healthcare supports the AHA
checklist recommendations and has provided a Shift Checklist document with the device and
published a copy in this book. (See
As part of the Shift Check, you must verify the device's ability to deliver defibrillation therapy once a
week by performing a shock test. You can complete this important requirement by performing one
of the following:
Weekly Shock Test (see
Operational Check (see
WARNING: When performing an Operational Check or Weekly Shock Test, confirm the Efficia DFM100 is not
connected to a patient.
on page 172). Two important checks you perform to supplement the automated
"Appendix 1 - Efficia DFM100 Shift Checklist"
"Weekly Shock Test"
on page 158)
on page 159)
on page 219.)