Cause of Device-Related Incident*Not stated
Clinical Specialty or Hospital DepartmentCCU / ICU / NICU; Emergency Medicine; OR / Surgery
Device Factors*Not stated
External Factors*Not stated
Mechanism of Injury or DeathElectrical shock / electrocution; Failure to deliver therapy
Support System Failures*Not stated
Tampering and/or Sabotage*Not stated
User Errors*Not stated
For Emergency Defibrillation
Turn unit on.
Apply a small dab of conductive gel to the
paddles, or use pregelled pads or disposable defibrillation electrodes.
DO NOT use saline-soaked pads.
Select the energy to be delivered.
Charge defibrillator just before use.
Apply paddles or electrodes firmly
to patient's chest.
Don't touch paddle surface or patient, and be
sure all personnel are clear of the patient before defibrillator
DO NOT delay basic life support (CPR) if defibrillation is not
After each use:
Clean paddle surfaces thoroughly to avoid burns
and ensure operator safety.
Be sure unit is plugged into a live AC outlet and defibrillator and
monitor batteries are being charged.
DO NOT place drinks or other liquids or any
objects on unit.
Perform a daily visual check of unit and
Discharge unit at least weekly into a test load, not with paddles
held apart or shorted together.