static electricity & temporary pacers/cvc's
- 0Nov 28, '11 by robredProblem: Transferring a pt between a critical care bed and the CT scanner table produces a ton of static electricity. I seem to recall reading that static electricity, in the setting of a pt w/ a TP or CVC, can create an arrhythmia. In your experience/knowledge, is this correct?
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- 0Nov 29, '11 by getoveritvery transient and should probably not cause an actual arrythymia. What they cause is interference, similar to 60-cycle.
we have an emergency light switch that will cause interference, looks exactly like a pacer that fails to sense correctly (regardless of whether the patient has a pacer or not!). it looks awful but it's just a reflection of the interference on the monitor and nothing with the actual patient.