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On which part of the chest should the conduct of the gel for defibrillate placed on?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
R upper & L lower: If using the chest only, you want to create an imaginary pathway between pads that captures the heart--so one right upper chest (below clavicle) other l lower/lateral chest on rib cage. Can also use front-to-back approach, but have to be able to lift/roll patient to get pad between shoulder blades & other over l chest. Clear!

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Last updated Mar 7, 2013

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