Traditionally, emergency medical personnel were the only ones who could administer defibrillation .
The question of whether incorrect paddle position is a cause of unsuccessful defibrillation of patients in ventricular fibrillation remains unanswered.
The group trained in CPR and defibrillation administered emergency treatment on 128 heart attack victims, and there were 30 survivors.
Frank postulated that if the problem lay outside hospital, ventricular defibrillation should be corrected where it occurred.
This led to an investigation into ways of automating defibrillation so that defibrillators might be used by more people and, therefore, be more widely deployed in the community.
The second model assumed that a reduction in response time would increase the probability of receiving defibrillation as well as improving survival from defibrillation in those who were defibrillated .
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was immediately initiated and he was promptly electrically defibrillated .
Ventricular fibrillation was confirmed, and she was externally defibrillated .
Paramedics do not, and nurses rarely defibrillate patients in our hospital.
When the cardiac monitor revealed ventricular fibrillation, the patient was defibrillated and quickly converted to normal sinus rhythm.