Cardiovascular Medicine Book

http://www.fpnotebook.com/

Automated External Defibrillator

Aka: Automated External Defibrillator, AED
  1. Technique: Pad position options (new in 2010 ACC Guidelines)
    1. Anterolateral - Sternal and apical (default)
    2. Anterior and Posterior
    3. Anterior and Left Infrascapular
    4. Anterior and Right Infrascapular
  2. Efficacy: Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
    1. Test Specificity for VF/VT: 99%
    2. Test Sensitivity for VF/VT: 81%
      1. Higher sensitivity in coarse VF (>200 mV amplitude)
      2. Sensitivity related to operator error
        1. Moving of patient during rhythm analysis
        2. Prematuring halting rhythm analysis
    3. References
      1. McDonald (2001) Ann Emerg Med 38:262-7 [PubMed]

You are currently viewing the original 'fpnotebook.com\legacy' version of this website. Internet Explorer 8.0 and older will automatically be redirected to this legacy version.

If you are using a modern web browser, you may instead navigate to the newer desktop version of fpnotebook. Another, mobile version is also available which should function on both newer and older web browsers.

Please Contact Me as you run across problems with any of these versions on the website.

Navigation Tree