Adherence to guidelines when positioning the defibrillation electrodes.

  title={Adherence to guidelines when positioning the defibrillation electrodes.},
  author={Jouni Nurmi and Per Henrik Rosenberg and Maaret Castr{\`e}n},
  volume={61 2},
BACKGROUND Placement of the defibrillation electrodes affects the transmyocardial current and thus the success of a defibrillation attempt. In the international guidelines 2000, the placement of the apical electrode was changed more laterally to the mid-axillary line. Finnish national guidelines, based on the international guidelines, were published in 2002. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine to what extent health care professionals adhere to the new guidelines when… CONTINUE READING