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5: AED Mode Option
Table 12
AED Mode Pads Off Messages (Continued)
These messages may appear when the multifunction electrode pads are not secured to the patient.
Audio Message
L = long prompts S = short prompts
Not noted = Both
"
Press pads firmly to patient's
bare skin. Pads must not be
touching clothing or each other.
If needed, remove hair from
"
patient's chest.
"
Be sure pads connector is
"
completely inserted.
"
Poor pads contact, Replace
"
pads.
"
"
Begin CPR.
Table 13
AED Mode Marginal Impedance Messages
These messages may appear when the Efficia DFM100 detects a higher pad impedance than expected in the average
patient. The cause could be excessive hair on the chest, expired or dried out pads, or poor pad placement/contact on
the patient.
Audio Message
"
Press pads firmly to patient's
"
bare skin.
"
Press pads firmly to patient's
bare skin. Pads must not be
touching clothing or each other.
If needed remove hair from
"
patient's chest.
"
Poor pads contact, Replace
"
pads.
"
"
Begin CPR.
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Using AED Mode to Defibrillate
Condition
The Therapy cable is
connected. A pads off
condition still exists.
Condition
When the device is not
charged, charging or
delivering a shock or in a
pause period, pads
impedance condition is
marginal.
User Action
Securely connect the
Therapy cable and the
pads connector. See
"Connecting
Multifunction
Electrode Pads."
on
page 8.
Confirm there is a
good pads contact with
the skin.
Replace the pads.
Begin CPR, if
indicated.
User Action
Recheck pads.
Confirm they are
securely connected to
the patient.
Recheck pads.
Confirm they are
securely connected to
the patient. If they are,
remove them and
replace with new pads.
Good pads contact
cannot be established.
If CPR is indicated,
begin CPR.

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