ACLS. Advanced Cardiac Life Support RC 275. Defibrillation. External depolarization of the heart to stop Vfib or Vtach (that has not responded to other maneuvers). Automated External Defibrillator. Defibrillation Procedure. Position paddles “Clear” the patient
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Advanced Cardiac Life Support
External depolarization of the heart to stop Vfib or Vtach (that has not responded to other maneuvers)
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A 62 year old female is admitted to the ER with chest pain, dyspnea, and moist, gurgling crackles. She appears in acute distress and is cyanotic. Vital signs are: P =110, R = 20, BP = 80/40.