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This is a discussion on Defibrillation question in General Nursing Discussion, part of General Nursing ... As seen in a commercial for an upcoming TV show episode ---- hospital scene, pt laying (lying?)...by amoLucia Sep 17, '12As seen in a commercial for an upcoming TV show episode ---- hospital scene, pt laying (lying?) flat in bed/stretcher, side rails down (OK). Male MD/nurse (?) with defib paddles in hand, paddles positioned over sternum/left lateral chest (OK-ish), ready to fire.
Here's the kicker --- pt in a hospital gown, no gel pads; therefore the defib firing attempt would be thru the gown!!??!!??
Now it's been eons & eons since I last used a defibrillator, but don't you still have to make direct contact to the gel pads on the bare chest? Not thru fabric? Uhhhh - i'is there something new out there in defibrillator land? Or did I just see another DUMB incorrect
over-dramatized made-specially-just-for-TV spectacle?
We used chest gel pads for AED training, so wouldn't this be applicable to general defibrillation also. I love catching medical bloopers on TV, so this just jumped out at me!
So... did I catch a blooper? Thanks.Last edit by amoLucia on Sep 17, '12 : Reason: spelling
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- Sep 17, '12 by ElSeaI was taught direct contact with skin, last week by the AHA.
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- Sep 17, '12 by samadams8Quote from marycarneyHahaha...lolWelcome to the wonderful world of Hollywood! YEARS ago, I saw blood being given (on a soap opera) from a glass bottle, and if you followed the tubing, it was going into the patient's nose. I 'bout wet myself I laughed so hard!
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- Sep 17, '12 by Do-overTo answer the OP's question - No, you would not shock through a patient gown.
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