II. 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

III. 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]

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