Figure 3-7. Electrode placement.
c. Use "Lead II" placement for the electrodes to measure the electrical output of
Place the positive electrode below the left pectoral muscle.
Place the negative electrode below the right clavicle.
Place the ground electrode below the right pectoral muscle or below the
d. Attach the electrodes to the patient's monitoring cable.
3-14. PERFORM CARDIOVERSION PROCEDURE
Synchronized cardioversion is the use of the DC defibrillator to stop abnormal
cardiac rhythms other than ventricular fibrillation. The procedure to follow is the same
as for defibrillation with these exceptions:
a. The doctor may order diazepam (Valium) for a conscious patient.
b. The QRS complex on the monitor must be upright with maximum R-wave.
(1) P is a small positive deflection seen on the oscilloscope occurring right
before Q. P represents the atria depolarization.