Remembering all the different energy setting needed for synchronized cardioversion and defibrillation used to be confusing for a lot of people.
Defibrillators can be broken down into three basic categories:
Use of an AED to rapidly deliver a shock.
Advantages & use of Biphasic defibrillators.
For monophasic defibrillators, use 360J to defibrillate V-Fib or pulseless V-Tach.
AEDs must not be used on patients with a pulse.
Cardioversion of patients in unstable SVT or V-Tach with a pulse using biphasic vs monophasic monitor/defibrillators.
Team safety when performing synchronized cardioversion.
Energy needed to cardiovert unstable patients with a narrow vs wide complex tachycardia.
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