Survey Manual Defibrillation


The purpose of the questionnaire

The purpose of the questionnaire is to collect information regarding preferred manual defibrillation

technique performed according to 2010 Resuscitation Guidelines in different  European countries.

Currently there are no data suggesting the way of preforming manual defibrillation according to 2010

consensus and the evidence suggesting preferred manual technique is very modest .

Please specify:

Your Country:

Occupation :   physician              nurse               paramedic         other

Area of work: in-hospital healthcare provider          pre-hospital healthcare provider

If you are  in- hospital healthcare provider please  specify the number of beds in your hospital:

      <100          100-200      200-500         >500  

        1.      How do you usually perform defibrillation in your department/working place:

              Using manual paddles             Using adhesive pads

        2.      What is percentage of using adhesive pads in your country:

         a) Prehospital    0-5%   6-25%         26-50%     51-75%       76-100%

         b) In hospital     0-5%   6-25%          26-50%     51-75%     76-100%      

        3.      If you are using manual paddles what technique of defibrillation you prefer:

        Charging paddles keeping them on the patient chest during chest compressions being delivered

        Charging paddles keeping them on the defibrillator during chest compressions being delivered  

        Charging paddles on the patient chest without chest compressions

        Other technique (please describe):

        4.      What coupling medium do you use in order to facilitate manual defibrillation?

Gel pads

Gel

Electrode pastes

Other (please specify):  

        5.      What major benefits of your defibrillation technique you find useful:

            (more than one answer possible)

    Safety - no risk for rescuer

    Short time from chest compressions cessation to shock delivery

    High chest compressions quality delivered during charging paddles

    Other (please specify):    

        6.      What major drawbacks of other defibrillation techniques make them useless for you:

            (more than one answer possible)

       risk for rescuer

      delay from chest compressions cessation to shock delivery

      poor chest compressions quality delivered during charging paddles

      other - please specify    

        7. Please specify what is your technique of the FIRST assessment of the cardiac rhythm in cardiac arrest victim:

     Quick-look with manual paddles

     Adhesive pads

     3-lead ECG

     Other technique, please describe in box below

 8.If you use the quick-look with manual paddles technique for the FIRST assessment in cardiac arrest victim, what is your next step when confirming shockable rhythm  (VF/pulselessVT):

  Charge the defibrillator with paddles ON the patient chest WITH ongoing chest compressions

  Charge the defibrillator with paddles ON the patient chest WITHOUT chest compressions

  Remove paddles from the patient chest and resume/start chest compressions,  than deliver shock after charging defibrillator

  Other technique, please describe in box below

  I do not use quick-look technique

9. What technique of monitoring the cardiac rhythm during cardiac arrest episode you find the best in terms of the ECG signal quality:

  Quick-look with manual paddles

  Adhesive pads

  3-lead ECG

  Other technique, please describe in box below

10. If you find the quality of the ECG signal low with the chosen above technique what would be your alternative way of monitoring :

Quick-look with manual paddles

Adhesive pads

3-lead ECG

I do not change the technique

Other technique, please describe in box below

11. Please justify your choice of change in box below:

12.      If you have any further comments please give them below:

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