Last night at work we had a patient who we withdrew care because she was not doing well no matter what we did for her. She had a AICD. The doc wanted to place a magnent over it to stop it. I went to CICU (I work neuro ICU) and got the magnents for her. The doc placed the magnent over the AICD after the pt stopped breathing. How long does the AICD have to be exposed to the magnent before it stops? I am not sure how long the magnent has to be exposed before the AICD stopped.
I have no idea since caridac is not my strong suit. I have also never delt with this before.