Friday, July 20, 2012

What do you do if you get a shock?

Society of Cardiology recommends the following:

  • Take it slow and find a place to sit or lie.
  • In the unlikely event not wake up immediately after treatment, some of the environment called for an ambulance.
  • If you are awake, but feeling uvell after the impact, then call the control center (daytime) or your doctor. It may be appropriate to call an ambulance.
  • If you feel handsome after the treatment (which is the most common), and it does not happen any more, there is no need to contact someone immediately. However, you should as soon as practicable (next day) call control center and talk about the episode.

The unit must be checked.
The unit should be checked regularly at the control center you belong to. Your doctor will check the condition of the battery and test leads into the heart. The unit remembers all the episodes where it has been given shock, ECG records from the incident, so the doctor can write out the details of the cardiac rhythm. The events can be analyzed, and the programming is adjusted so that the AED can best serve. It is especially important to adjust the AED if it has an unnecessary shock.

The unit controls will "speak out" in advance of when the battery starts to wear out and need replacing. Some types will notify the whistling. The generator replacement is usually only necessary with a short hospital stay. An intervention by a couple of hours' duration is normal for the change typically, only the generator shift, while the cord to the heart retained. The procedure ends with a test in which general anesthesia at the first admission.

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