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Preparing For Synchronized Cardioversion - Philips Efficia DFM100 Instructions For Use Manual

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Preparing for Synchronized Cardioversion

Preparing for Synchronized Cardioversion
To prepare for synchronized cardioversion:
Perform tasks as described in
If monitoring through a 3- or 5-Lead ECG cable, plug the ECG cable into the ECG port on the
Efficia DFM100 and apply monitoring electrodes to the patient (see
page 51).
Use the Lead Select button
ECG source should have a clear signal and a large QRS complex. Use external paddles as the
monitoring lead only if no other lead source is available. See
page 89.
NOTES: When a patient is already connected to Philips bedside monitoring equipment, an external ECG
Out (Sync) cable can plug into the bedside's ECG Output jack and into the Efficia DFM100's ECG
port. This connects the ECG signal from the monitor into the Efficia DFM100 where it is displayed
and synchronization occurs.
The signal from the bedside monitor is displayed as Lead II on the Efficia DFM100 even though it
may not necessarily be Lead II coming from the bedside monitor.
Do not use a Philips SureSigns monitor connected to the Efficia DFM100. The devices are not
WARNING: If you use an external monitor as the ECG source, a biomedical technician MUST verify that the
combination of the external monitor and Efficia DFM100 can deliver a synchronized shock within
60ms of the peak of the R-Wave. Use a 1 mV QRS complex with a QRS width of 40 ms. This
performance cannot be guaranteed with all commercially available monitors.
"Preparing for Defibrillation"
to select the waveform you want in Wave Sector 1. The selected
7: Synchronized Cardioversion
on page 80.
"Lead Selection"
"With External Paddles"


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