The goal of this presentation is to familiarize nurses 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.
Author Scott DeBoer has declared that he is a consultant for Ossur Medical and Wolfe-Tory Medical.