This chapter explains how to prepare for and perform synchronous cardioversion on the Efficia
Chapter 6 "Manual Defibrillation"
The Efficia DFM100 provides synchronized cardioversion therapy by delivering a biphasic pulse of
current to the heart immediately following an R-Wave detected in the ECG waveform. The
waveform utilized in the Efficia DFM100 has undergone clinical testing demonstrating its
effectiveness for cardioversion of atrial fibrillation.
You can perform synchronized cardioversion with:
NOTE: The best quality source for cardioversion is a 3 or 5-Lead set connected to the Efficia DFM100.
No matter what your monitoring source is, cardioversion is still delivered through pads or paddles.
Multifunction electrode pads or external paddles and 3 or 5-Lead set monitoring electrodes
directly connected to the Efficia DFM100.
Only the multifunction electrode pads directly connected to the Efficia DFM100.
Multifunction electrode pads directly connected to the Efficia DFM100 and an ECG signal
coming from a Philips bedside monitor into the Efficia DFM100.
on page 77 for information on asynchronized cardioversion.