AED notes - CPR V-fid and V-tach V-fib o o o V-tach o...

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CPR V-fid and V-tach V-fib o Ventricles quiver without any organized rhythm o Electrical impulses fire at random, creating chaos o Heart is unable to pump and circulate blood V-tach o Abnormal electrical impulse originates in the ventricles instead of the SA node o Impulse fires rapidly, preventing the chambers from filling o Heart is not able to pump effectively AED and Pediatrics AEDs have pediatric pads Pediatric pads are for infants and children up to 8 years old or weighing less than 55 pounds If pediatric-specific equipment is not available and local protocols allow, use an AED designed for adults If AED pads risk touching each other, use the anterior (front)/posterior (back) method of pad placement Using an AED –Adult, Child, and Infant If the victim is not breathing and has no pulse 1. Turn on AED and follow prompts 2. Wipe bare chest dry 3. Attach pads to the victims bare, dry chest
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Unformatted text preview: a. Place one pad on the upper right side of the chest and other on the left side b. If pads risk touching, place one mad in the middle of the chest and the other on the back, between the shoulder blades 4. Plug in the connecter if necessary 5. Stand clear a. Make sure no one, including you, is touching the victim 6. Analyze the heart rhythm 7. Deliver a shock or perform CPR based on the AED recommendation Using an AED-CRP in Progress • One rescuer on scene: o Rescuer begins CPR and instructs someone to summon EMS personnel and obtain the AED, if one is available • Second rescuer arrives: o Second rescuer prepares the AED for use while the first rescuer continues CRP • If at any time either rescuer notices an obvious sign of life, stop CPR and monitor the victim’s condition and administer emergency oxygen, if it is available and you are trained to do so....
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  • Spring '14
  • ChadGrabau
  • Victim, Electrical conduction system of the heart, The Victim, AED

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