The goal of this presentation is to familiarize paramedics with issues surrounding pediatric defibrillation. After you study this information, you will be able to —
- Explain how defibrillation affects a heart in ventricular fibrillation.
- Identify the two types of waveforms delivered by defibrillators.
- Recognize at least two concerns regarding the use of automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) in the pediatric population.
Scott DeBoer, RN, MSN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, CFRN, EMT-P, has declared that he is a consultant for Ossur Medical and Wolfe-Tory Medical.
This course is designed for EMTs and Paramedics and is NOT approved as continuing nursing education.
This continuing education activity is approved by Gannett Education, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergecy Medical Services (CECBEMS).
CEH Number and Category: 1.0 Advanced